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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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Designed to control steel anodeless riser breaks remotely, the C165 Squeeze Off tool is keeps the operator a safe distance from the damage point.
I managed to squeeze off two frames as the tower began to mushroom before having to run for cover as it came down.
It is not unusual to occasionally squeeze off a single group measuring two inches or smaller, but a gun that will do so for a series of groups is not lurking on the shelf of every gun shop.
Among the suggestions: lowering giant plastic pillows to the seafloor and filling them with oil, dropping a huge block of concrete to squeeze off the flow and using magnetic clamps to attach pipes that would siphon off the leaking oil.
When he did manage to squeeze off a shot it was saved by the left boot of keeper Vyanchelav Malafeev.
Clip the release onto this loop, hold the loop as if you were at full draw with your bow, and squeeze off the "shot." This routine will condition you for the real thing.
There was, however, a flash of danger from Scotland after four minutes when Faddy, never a respecter of anyone's reputation, robbed the legendary Lilian Thuram inside the box but when he tried to squeeze off a shot from an angle Jean-Alain Boumsong blocked the effort.