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squeeze verb

1 press sth hard

ADV. hard, tightly | gently ‘I know,’ she said, squeezing his hand gently.

PREP. from squeezing the juice from a lemon | out of I squeezed the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube.

PHRASES freshly squeezed freshly squeezed orange juice

2 limit the money available

ADV. hard, severely High interest rates have squeezed the industry hard.