Squeeze

Squeeze

, n. 1. The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
[1913 Webster]

2. A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
[1913 Webster]

3. (Mining) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion; as, to put the squeeze on someone. [Colloq.]

One of the many "squeezes" imposed by the mandarins.
A. R. Colquhoun.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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