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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 immediate effect of this squeeze play has been to transform the Santorum-Casey race from an ideological clash of the titans to a battle of dull and duller.
However, the potential commoditization of catastrophic risk coverage combined with the need for consumer friendly functions and services represents a squeeze play on the traditional space of insurers and health plans.
Squeeze play. Two-thirds of Chileans--10 million people--now rely on the strained public health system.
A few minutes later, when Lee and I went to get a drink, the same thing happened to Bobier, though it was six dudes that put on the squeeze play. Just as one dirty paw was reaching into his bag, another kid snatched his board and ran off with it.
Company officials say they will continue to "work closely with asbestos claimants and other creditors," but asbestos victims believe the move is part of a squeeze play that may leave them without any options in the future.
He rides Sirrah Jay (Reg Akehurst) to take the 21/2-mile chase, but sustains a suspected broken shoulder when Squeeze Play (Andy Turnell) falls in the novice chase won by Formula One (John Edwards/Norman Williamson).
Although some have claimed this backwardation resulted from a concerted "squeeze play," it appears that there is truly a shortage of spot physical silver.
The second footnote is a card game, "Action Baseball," which Auster invented as a get-rich-quick scheme (it failed to make a cent); he includes reproductions of the cards themselves, decorated with such resonant phrases as "Error" and "Foul Ball." The final footnote is his first novel, Squeeze Play, written in 1978, a detective potboiler he originally published under a pseudonym, "Paul Benjamin." Auster claims he wrote it merely to make money (it earned him less than a thousand dollars), but it is psychologically complex and deftly plotted, and it foreshadows, in technique and subject, his great New York Trilogy.
Jobs generated in the aftermath of the fire have, in many instances, created a squeeze play for contractors, most of whom had already booked busy seasons on the calendar.
The squeeze play was first employed in baseball by George Case and Dutch Carter, players on the Yale team, in a game against Princeton.
This squeeze play provided chaotic shuffles and sharp repartee, which added to the fun.
Throughout, Canada's and Quebec's armed bullies have been backed up by a public relations strategy which rivals the squeeze play Mulroney executed so brilliantly during the Meech Lake crisis.