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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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The new automatic molding line will speed up production to bring in more high volume work, and the squeezer lines will stay to help the customers who need a method that is cost effective.
Designers have wok en up the fact that the kitchen is now the most important living room in the house so everything in it right down to the lemon squeezer should be seriously stylish as well as functional.
We'd recommend that Squeezers first devote more attention to growing their wealth with mutual funds, then perhaps a couple stocks rather than preserving it with bonds at this stage
Ferraro is manufacturing shrinking machines, calenders, squeezers, overturn-folding machines, unrolling-folding machines, rope openers and laser engraving to meet the requirements of finishing industry.
Rita's Squeezers will be available in six packs of either cherry or mango and served in a 4 oz.
Available in seven SKUs, including Freezer Peps, Jell Cups, Jell Tubes, Liquid Squeezers, Nipple Ready Singles, and Blue and Clear Blue Raspberry Liters.
I have no fewer than three lemon squeezers, one wooden torpedo contraption and two glass jobbies.
Muller launched a hand-held Squeezers version of its market leading yogurt brand Corners in September 2002, hoping the innovative packaging would draw in teenagers and older children.
Subsequent growth included the acquisitions of the Wyler's trademark and Otter Pops, as well as the in-house development of such items as MONDO Fruit Squeezers.
The $10 million production is the most expensive direct-to-video movie ever made and will be bolstered by a $10 million marketing campaign and tie-in promotions worth $30 million from partners including Boston Market, General Mills' Count Chocula Cereal, Mondo Fruit Squeezers and Trendmasters Toys.