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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 Hercules bottle from RPC Corby has a distinctive, curved shape and sits upside-down for ease of squeezability.
They permit wider freedom to design for shape and function (e.g., grip and squeezability).
Until 1983, all conversions to plastic bottles had been made for specific advantages: economy in very large or small sizes; safety in the bathroom; or squeezability. The edible oil conversion occurred in all sizes, without safety or squeezability as driving forces, and was made by market leader P&G while PVC was still under a regulatory cloud.
The HTC U11 has a lot to recommend it besides squeezability, from its glossy two-tone glass body and powerful BoomSound speakers to its impressive cameras and lightning-fast processor.
UPM Raflatac's Raflex Plus TC and PE 85 materials provide the conformability, squeezability and printability needed for showcasing graphics on wall-to-wall squeezable containers.
The 268ml container is manufactured in high-clarity copolymer polypropylene for ease of squeezability and high visibility.
BM350 SG is reportedly also glossier than other MDPEs and does not need any blending to obtain the right squeezability.
The conformability and squeezability of the film allows the label to remain intact and appear new even after multiple squeezes of the container.