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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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For those who are interested, the Bi-annual World Federation Weasel Squeezing Championships will take place in October 2004 at Turtle Creek, Idaho, USA.
In a race to cut costs, the verticals engage in squeezing vendors harder and harder, thereby commoditizing the supply base.
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35 The Nicholson court distinguished the Lovell and Viera cases from the officer's squeezing of the bag located under the bus in Nicholson.
Squeezing imparts the greatest force (compaction) from the squeeze head at the back face of the mold.
By applying an external magnetic field, they can squeeze an artificial atom; this squeezing makes it easier to distinguish betWeen effects caused by electron repulsion and those attributed to electron motion.
The product launch marks one of the biggest new product introductions for Parkay, a brand of ConAgra Dairy Foods, by now squeezing into the increasingly popular category of kid-friendly condiments.
Compaction is achieved by either jolting or squeezing the mold.
The concept of squeezing light originates in the notion that empty space, or the vacuum, is not really empty at all but filled with a sea of randomly fluctuating electromagnetic fields.
In the December 1990 REVIEW OF SCIENTIFC INSTRUMENTS, researchers at Cornell University report squeezing a microscopic sample of molybdenum powder to a pressure of 4.
several groups reported significant advances in squeezing light.