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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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Operation Squeeze Play, which began on Sunday and was apparently winding down yesterday, was centred on western Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district and targeted militants suspected of attacking the US detention facility there and the road linking downtown to the international airport, the military said in a statement.
The Court's ruling and its probable aftermath will also tighten the squeeze play on the Constitution that the ReaganBush court packing has made possible.
In accepting a lifetime yearly retainer of $20,000 (about half his Supreme Court salary) from the family foundation of embattled entrepreneur Louis Wolfson, Fortas was engaging in the same kind of squeeze play that had helped make Washington lawyers rich.
Call it a "lateral pass kitchen": this 12- by 14-foot addition with a 6- by 12-foot porch relieves pressure from an interior squeeze play.
Two others I'd mention: Coming in toward the plate on a squeeze play, fielding the ball and flipping it with your glove, because you don't have time to take it out--and trying to stop a 115-mph line drive coming right back through the box.
On that squeeze play, they made a good defensive play on it.
21-25 High inside fastballs are harder to bunt; jam hitters and produce weak fly outs; frustrate squeeze play attempts; make it tough on the inside-out hitters; and discourage hitters from diving into the plate.
This avoids the potential problem of fans firing a manager after every unsuccessful squeeze play.
While Francona wasn't surprised about the squeeze play, Bard was caught off guard.
As we know, it's going to either be a squeeze play at home or a home run for Civic when the time comes," Dennis Hebert, president of the Save Civic Stadium group, told the board.
Rigo Ramirez stole home in the bottom of the fifth inning on a busted squeeze play to give Cleveland a 6-2 lead.
A routine ground ball to the infield or a squeeze play where no play is made at the plate are good examples.