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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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While the office market is showing a few cracks from the housing slump and the credit squeeze, the industrial market seems none the worse for wear.
The principal reasons were that official remedies for the credit crisis will take time to become effective, hedge funds have been forced sellers of assets as banks have tightened their credit lines and the wider economy is suffering from the aftermath of the toxic interaction between the summer's rise in the oil price and the credit squeeze.
A raft of the UK's housebuilders including Newcastle's Bellway and Barratt have shelved some new projects as would-be buyers struggle to get mortgages because lenders hit by the credit squeeze have hiked borrowing costs.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond closed lower Wednesday on lingering concerns about a credit squeeze and recession in the United States.
Although the availability of funds from this source is inexorably keyed to developments in the bond market, a number of conduit lending programs survived a rough ride in the August through October credit squeeze, and have recovered nicely since then.
The LCR specifies that banks maintain enough easy-to-sell assets to survive a 30-day credit squeeze.
Firms were asked about the impact of the credit squeeze and the slowing economy and around 80% reported this was having an effect on their business.
Those who live in the real world know how hard the credit squeeze is beginning to bite.
While the fall is welcome news for homeowners who had seen the cost of mortgage finance rocket to an eight-year high, analysts warned that it was too soon to say the credit squeeze was loosening its grip.
A&L said it took a pounds 398m knock from the credit squeeze in the first half - but this was only slightly up on the figure reported in May and only pounds 209m of it hit A&L's bottom line.
THE country's main banks are to be questioned by a Dail committee over claims customers are being hit with an unfair credit squeeze.
The impact of the credit squeeze is now being felt throughout the UK, particularly in the financial services sector.