squeeze (something) out of (someone or something)

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squeeze (something) out of (someone or something)

1. To press something firmly to extract something from it, such as a liquid. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squeeze" and "out." Well, good luck—you're going to have to sit on this tube of toothpaste if you want to squeeze any more out of it!
2. By extension, to force someone to do or give something. You can't squeeze any more hours out of Beth—she's already reached the maximum for this pay period.
See also: of, out, squeeze

squeeze something out of something

 and squeeze something out
to press something until something is expelled from something. Claire squeezed some toothpaste out of the tube. She squeezed out some toothpaste.
See also: of, out, squeeze