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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.
With the new Dip & Squeeze Ketchup Craze Mobile Game now available for free on iTunes, dipping and squeezing skills can be tested in ten different games - from dipping nuggets to squeezing ketchup onto a burger.
35 The Nicholson court distinguished the Lovell and Viera cases from the officer's squeezing of the bag located under the bus in Nicholson.
And the movement is squeezing on the area in between, suggesting to scientists that a new mountain range south of the San Gabriels may be in the making.
Perhaps most surprising, d rops that Thornton had been squeezing would sometimes continue to flatten after she had released them.
There are four principle methods of applying compaction force--jolting, squeezing, dynamic pre-compaction and dynamic compaction.
And like Grey Poupon, it comes in both a jar and a squeeze bottle, which I prefer for ease in adding to dressings or sauces or squeezing onto sandwiches.
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.