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squeeze

squeeze

 
pronunciation:
skwiz
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: squeezed, squeezes, squeezing
definition 1: to press firmly together.
He squeezed my hand as he said goodbye.
synonyms:
compress
similar words:
crush, pinch, press
definition 2: to put pressure on or crush so as to pull something from.
She squeezed oranges for juice.
similar words:
crush, press, wring
definition 3: to hug.
My mom squeezes me every morning before I leave for school.
synonyms:
embrace, hug, press
similar words:
cuddle, grasp
definition 4: to press into a small or crowded space.
He squeezed two more people into the elevator.
synonyms:
cram, jam
similar words:
crowd, impact, pack, press, ram, wedge
definition 5: to force one's way through a crowd or small space (usually followed by "through" or "in").
We squeezed through the people to get to the front of the line.
similar words:
cram, jam, muscle, press, push, wedge
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of squeezing.
A squeeze of lemon will add flavor to the food.
similar words:
embrace, pinch
definition 2: a hug.
My teacher gave me a big squeeze when the school year ended.
synonyms:
embrace, hug
similar words:
clasp, clinch
derivations: squeezable (adj.), squeezer (n.)
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