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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Honey is traditionally packed in glass jars closed with aluminium twist-off closures as well as in squeezable PET bottles using FlipTop closures with silicone valves.
According to the Global New Products Database of global market researcher Mintel, at least two retailers recently launched alternative sweetener liquid concentrates in squeezable bottles under their own brands: ALDI with its Sweet Additions Zero Calorie On the Go products (including stevia and sucralose) and Safeway with its Safeway Kitchens items (including stevia, sucralose and monk fruit varieties).
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Squeezable pouches--which have been the packaging of infant brands for a while--are emerging as a big hit for alcohol marketers.
Buddy Fruits has added Cocomilk and Fruit to its successful line of squeezable fruit products.
The squeezable tube allows you to control the amount of mascara on the brush by squeezing more or less as you remove it.
New mascaras * LashControl Purple Squeeze, pounds 18, www.cloud10beauty.com Now available in the UK after being something of a 'hit' in the US, comes a new thing for mascaras, the squeezable tube allows you to control the amount of mascara on the brush by squeezing more or less as you remove it.
Cool Gear has introduced Go Gear squeezable airline carry-on-approved travel tubes, which can be filled with shampoo and conditioner, among other liquids and creams.
These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.
Borealis' first polypropylene (PP) grade for squeezable cosmetics tubes, Borsoft SL600M0, is the material innovation behind a sustainability-focused packaging solution for the cosmetics sector called 'Clube'.
The new travel product is made from squeezable BPA-free silicone material and feature easy-to-fill wide-mouth bottle openings that are available in 1.25 oz, 2 oz or 3 oz sizes, meeting airline-approved guidelines for the size of carry-on liquids.