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squeeze

1. Chiefly Brit a condition of restricted credit imposed by a government to counteract price inflation
2. Commerce any action taken by a trader or traders on a market that forces buyers to make purchases and prices to rise
3. Bridge whist a manoeuvre that forces opponents to discard potentially winning cards

squeeze

[skwēz]
(engineering)
To inject a grout into a borehole under high pressure.
The plastic movement of a soft rock in the walls of a borehole or mine working that reduced the diameter of the opening.
(mining engineering)
The settling, without breaking, of the roof over a considerable area of working. Also known as creep; nip; pinch.
The gradual upheaval of the floor of a mine due to the weight of the overlying strata.
The sections in coal seams that have become constricted by the squeezing in of the overlying or underlying rock.
(physics)
Increasing external pressure upon the ears and sinuses in diving.
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Nevertheless, firms said even then that key effects of the credit squeeze were to be seen in impacts on property disposal and acquisition.
The two main points of the plan a" recapitalising of banks and guaranteeing inter-bank lending a" indicated that the credit squeeze, imposed by banks with low liquidity, would be eased.
Firms' confidence also took a tumble as the credit squeeze intensified and evidence emerged that the US economy may already be in recession.
pounds HE credit squeeze has not affected affairs of the heart in some cases.
A squeeze in which even qualified buyers now face a credit squeeze is just the latest indication that the squeeze is deepening and further depressing the real estate market mad the economy.
But both lenders and their regulators have sharpened their focus on credit quality, and as a result, the building industry will have to deal with a credit squeeze of some degree this year.
will implement a newly unveiled economic stimulus package that includes measures aimed at stabilizing the financial system and easing the credit squeeze.
The use of crisis funding by German banks dropped by a third in January from the previous month, an indication that banks are returning to money markets after last year's credit squeeze.
Securitisation markets have only recently started reopening after shutting down amid the credit squeeze, when these investments began unravelling as over-stretched borrowers defaulted on their loans.
4bn in July as the credit squeeze continued to hit firms.
The European Commission authorised, on 12 June, two Slovenian schemes aimed at providing relief to companies encountering financing difficulties as a result of the credit squeeze in the current economic crisis.
Would-be car buyersmay be finding it hard to raise loans as the banks continue the credit squeeze, but taxi drivers are finding it easier to replace their traditional black cabs.