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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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Clip the release onto this loop, hold the loop as if you were at full draw with your bow, and squeeze off the "shot.
There was however a flash of danger from Scotland after four minutes when Faddy, never a respecter of anyone's reputation, robbed the legendary Lilian Thuran inside the box but when he tried to squeeze off a shot from an angle Jean-Alain Boumsong blocked the effort.
It always points low and I have to raise the front sight to squeeze off a shot.
Combine grated potato and parsnip with salt and pepper and place into a tea-towel and squeeze off of any excess liquid.
I then place my finger over his trigger finger and squeeze off a shot.