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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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Growers can easily use the squeezer to verify pressure at different points along the drip lines," Kincaid notes.
In rough order of operation, the functions of the buffalo squeezer include a crash gate, which stops the buffalo at the service area and prevents the buffalo from passing all the way through the chute and out the other side.
Vhayu, a provider of streaming tick processing and persistence software, launched on Monday (9 June) Velocity Squeezer, a hybrid solution that works with the company's Velocity tick processing engine to deliver at least four times compression of all Velocity data with no performance penalty.
However, had the squeezer been not a colleague but the boss, I'm sure I would have thought twice about giving him a public slapdown.
The wacky poster portrays her as a human lemon squeezer.
uk -this retro lemon squeezer which is being launched this month as part of its new spring/summer collection.
ATHE Easy Out tube squeezer, which is designed for one-handed use, allows the last drop to be squeezed from the nozzle of the tube.
The 1960s will be compared with the present in store in August, with items such as a 1962 Stainless Steel Citrus Squeezer with its curved minimalist looks typical of the times, available alongside the bright 2001 Mr Mandarin citrus squeezer in coloured plastic.
29, Tesco; pounds 2 Put your pancake topping in this lovely heart shape bowl, pounds 2, Woolworths; pounds 5 Go stir crazy with this wooden spoon, pounds 5, House of Fraser; pounds 20 Squeeze your lemons with this quirky juice squeezer, pounds 20, Alessi at John Lewis; pounds 2 Pancake flipper, pounds 2, Woolworths; pounds 15 If you want fluffy pancakes remember to sieve your flour first, Chrome Sieve pounds 15, Waitrose; pounds 14.
The family-run, 95-employee shop, which had been in business since 1953, was doing well with its five squeezer lines, 15year-old automatic, flask-less molding machine and nobake molding room.