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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
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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.
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.
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.