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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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Instead of relying on an air-filled bag to create pressure, the Bio-Suit System uses tightly fitting fabric to squeeze the skin.
Instead of cooking with salt or adding salt to your food while you are eating, try several squeezes of lemon.
Responding to customer feedback, InstantGlaze II is a lower-viscosity, softer material that squeezes down during application to increase contact surface with the window, while offering the same green strength, reduced hold times and increased efficiency of InstantGlaze I, according to the manufacturer.
Work your lower body the next day with a few leg lifts, squats or butt squeezes.
The weight of the wall squeezes the ducts and cuts down the airflow.
This heats and squeezes the hydrogen until some of it fuses into helium and tritium nuclei.
On a run away, he squeezes and releases to the A gap.
I'd be curious to know if there are any unmarried straight legislators who managed to sneak their squeezes onto the list.
When the timekeeper says "now," the first person should squeeze the hand of the second person, who then squeezes the other hand of the first person.
The left ventricle squeezes hard and pushes the blood on a 60,000 mile journey through the body.
As one unit squeezes, the other opens to discharge spent material and allow reloading.