Crossword clues for squeeze
- Toothpaste tube direction
- Very narrow fit
- Tight hug
- The act of gripping and pressing firmly
- An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
- Run-scoring bunt
- This is usually tight
- Extract juice from an orange, say
- Exert pressure
- Embrace monarch largely unknown in some quarters
- Strong financial pressure
- Put under pressure
- Press from all sides
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Squeeze \Squeeze\ (skw[=e]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squeezed (skw[=e]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Squeezing.] [OE. queisen, AS. cw[=e]san, cw[=y]san, cw[=i]san, of uncertain origin. The s- was probably prefixed through the influence of squash, v.t.]
To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.
Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.
To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
Syn: To compress; hug; pinch; gripe; crowd.
Squeeze \Squeeze\, v. i. To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; -- often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.
Squeeze \Squeeze\, n.
The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
(Mining) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion; as, to put the squeeze on someone. [Colloq.]
One of the many ``squeezes'' imposed by the mandarins.
--A. R. Colquhoun.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1600, "press forcibly" (transitive), probably an alteration of quease (c.1550), from Old English cwysan "to squeeze," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative (compare German quetschen "to squeeze"). Perhaps altered by influence of many words of similar sense in squ-. Intransitive sense from 1680s. Baseball squeeze play first recorded 1905. The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue has squeeze-crab "A sour-looking, shrivelled, diminutive fellow."
1610s, "act of squeezing," from squeeze (v.). Main squeeze "most important person" is attested from 1896; meaning "one's sweetheart, lover" is attested by 1980. Slang expression to put the squeeze on (someone or something) "exert influence on" is from 1711.
n. 1 A difficult position 2 A traversal of a narrow passage 3 A hug or other affectionate grasp 4 (context slang English) A romantic partner 5 (context baseball English) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third 6 (epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry. 7 (context card games English) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks. 8 (context archaic English) A bribe or fee paid to a middleman, especially in Chin
9 (cx mining English) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata. v
1 (context transitive English) To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once 2 (context ambitransitive English) To fit into a tight place
press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information" [syn: coerce, hale, pressure, force]
obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him" [syn: extort, rack, gouge, wring]
n. the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek a playful squeeze" [syn: squeezing]
a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
(slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend; "she was his main squeeze"
a twisting squeeze; "gave the wet cloth a wring" [syn: wring]
the act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"
Squeeze is the fourth studio album by singer Fiona, released in 1992 through Geffen Records.
Squeeze or squeezing may refer to:
- Compression (physical)
- Squeeze (copying method), a way to copy inscriptions or bas-relief decorations, "to take a squeeze of an inscription".
Squeeze are a British band, that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970s, and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs " Cool for Cats", " Up the Junction", " Tempted", " Labelled with Love", " Black Coffee in Bed", " Another Nail in My Heart", " Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)" and " Hourglass". Though not as commercially successful in the United States, Squeeze had American chart hits with "Tempted", "Hourglass" and " 853-5937", and they have a dedicated following there and continue to attract new fans. All of Squeeze's hits were written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, with the former penning the lyrics and the latter handling the composition. The duo were hailed as "the heirs to Lennon and McCartney's throne" during their peak of popularity in the early 1980s.
The group formed in Deptford, London, in 1974, and first broke up in 1982. Squeeze then reformed in 1985, and disbanded again in 1999. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007, and this touring version of Squeeze has continued.
In 2010, they issued Spot the Difference, an album of newly recorded versions of older material. The band's first album of all-new material since 1998, Cradle to the Grave, was released in October 2015.
Squeeze is the self-titled first studio album released by British group Squeeze. The album title was simply Squeeze in the United Kingdom, but in the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries the album, like the band, was marketed under the name U.K. Squeeze to avoid confusion with similarly named American and Australian groups.
The LP was produced by John Cale, except for " Take Me I'm Yours" and " Bang Bang" (also the only singles released from the LP). Those songs were produced by the band.
According to Glenn Tilbrook the process for making their first album was rewarding but also frustrating: "For me, U.K. Squeeze wasn’t really very representative of what we were doing at the time. When we worked with John Cale in the studio, he threw out all the songs that we had written. When most bands make their first album, they go in and do a lot of stuff that’s been going down well in their sets; well, that wasn’t the case with us. He told us to write new songs – which we did. He was inspirational guy to work with, but I felt that it was almost like we were writing for what he wanted rather than what the band itself was. When you’re in a position to be making a first album, it’s (A) awe-inspiring to be making an album, and (B) difficult to assert yourself against somebody who knows the ropes."
Chris Difford's approach to writing the lyrics for the album was different as well. According to an interview with Bud Scoppa, Difford found the process of working with their producer John Cale to be challenging: "I remember, he came up and said, 'Lyrically, you’re quite soft; have you ever thought about writin’ about musclemen?' I said, 'That’s never occurred to me, actually.' And he said, 'Well, go away and do it – I wanna see songs like that on the album.' So my perception of what the band was at that point was completely different from the way he saw it, obviously. He had us doing some awfully strange things."
The initial A&M Canada and A&M U.S. LP pressings were released on limited edition red vinyl.
In 1997, the CD was released in the UK with two bonus tracks, as part of the Six of One... box set. The set included the band's first six studio albums, each digitally remastered. These CDs were made available for individual purchase in 1998.
Squeeze is the fifth and final studio album released by the Velvet Underground. While labeled as a Velvet Underground record, it actually features no members of the group other than multi-instrumentalist Doug Yule, who wrote and recorded the album almost entirely by himself. Yule had joined the Velvet Underground prior to recording their self-titled third album, replacing founding member John Cale, and had contributed significantly to the fourth album, Loaded. Following the departures of the remaining founding members, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison, Yule took control of the band. Longtime drummer Maureen Tucker was slated to appear on Squeeze by Yule, but she was dismissed by the band's manager, Steve Sesnick.
Following a promotional tour for the album by Yule and a backing band, Yule called it quits, bringing the Velvet Underground to an end until the group reformed for a tour in 1993. Squeeze failed to chart and quickly fell into obscurity after its release. Critics generally dismiss the record as "a Velvet Underground album in name only".
"Squeeze" is the third episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on September 24, 1993. "Squeeze" was written by Glen Morgan and James Wong and directed by Harry Longstreet, with Michael Katleman directing additional footage. The episode featured the first of two guest appearances by Doug Hutchison as the mutant serial killer Eugene Victor Tooms, a role he would reprise in " Tooms". "Squeeze" is the first "monster-of-the-week" episode of The X-Files, a stand-alone plot which is unconnected to the series' overarching mythology.
The show's main characters are FBI special agents Fox Mulder ( David Duchovny) and Dana Scully ( Gillian Anderson), who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. Mulder is a believer in the paranormal, while the skeptical Scully has been assigned to debunk his work. In this episode, Mulder and Scully investigate a series of ritualistic killings by somebody seemingly capable of squeezing his body through impossibly narrow gaps. The agents deduce that their suspect may be a genetic mutant who has been killing in sprees for ninety years.
Production of "Squeeze" was problematic; creative differences between Longstreet and the crew led to him being replaced as director, while some missing scenes needed to be shot after the initial filming. Because of this turbulence, the completion of the episode relied on post-production techniques. However, "Squeeze" has received positive reviews from critics, mostly focusing on Hutchison's performance and the resonance of his character. The episode has subsequently been described by The Star as "the episode that really sold The X-Files idea to the masses". Academics have examined "Squeeze" for its portrayal of the politics of law enforcement, highlighting the tension—evident throughout the series—between the agents' desire to find the truth and their duty to secure criminal convictions.
Usage examples of "squeeze".
His hands were huge, and though they appeared to have the strength to squeeze a cannonball in two, they were amazingly gentle, and the slim clay pipe seemed like a fragile bird between them.
Mistress Anan gave the Red sister a frosty look and squeezed between the two Aes Sedai muttering something that made both of them eye her curiously.
And what a marvellous present, he added, giving her an appreciatory squeeze.
An artsy sax player sporting a little silver goatee squeezed his eyes shut in ecstasy, leaning into his spotlight serenade.
As the ship approached the balk line, sudden new tasks were discovered, squeezed from the vacuum like so many pips from an orange.
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of low-fat or nonfat balsamic dressing, or 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil with a squeeze of lemon.
Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of low-fat or nonfat balsamic dressing or 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil with a squeeze of lemon.
He sprawled across a blanketless canvas cot and squeezed his eyes shut, waiting for the surcease of the silent dark.
The plants of rigidness, answered question and squeeze, Revealing wherefore it bloomed, uninviting, bent, Yet making harmony breathe of life and disease, The deeper chord of a wonderful instrument.
There, squeezed in among elections, bounties, union warnings, draft notices, tax bulletins, was the brief blurb on Claron.
A well-worn path took them along a branching tube, past two shafts that plunged into darkness, three stone pillars with rubble heaped to one side, and four branches forking off the main corridor whose ceilings curved so low he could never have hoped to squeeze through them.
Jeannie Swanson, sitting next to Bridie, squeezed her arm while the rest of the table, including Mrs Kilbride, remained silent.
Suddenly the young otter was crushing and pushing, lashing out as he climbed over heads, squeezing and scraping past other creatures, bashing out with all paws and his rud derlike tail as he battled towards Brome at the blocked exit.
They come here from Rome and the suburbs called Italy, they pinch and squeeze and extort, and then they go home again with purses bulging, indifferent to the plight of those they leave behind, the people of Dorian, Aeolian, and Ionian Asia.
Or will weall squeezed down to hyperons at leasttunnel out into a new and different universe?