squeeze (something) from (someone or something)

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squeeze (something) from (someone or something)

1. Literally, to obtain some substance from within something else by squeezing or pressing on it. I was only able to squeeze about half a cup of juice from the orange. Don't throw that ketchup out yet—We can still squeeze a bit more from the bottle!
2. To obtain some amount of use or benefit from something when there is not much left to be had. I'd like to squeeze another year or two out of this old computer before I invest in a new one. I bet you could squeeze another hockey season out of your skates if you look after them properly.
3. To obtain something, especially information, from someone by applying physical or psychological pressure to them. The police tried to squeeze a confession from the suspect, but she was adamant that she was innocent. The henchman had the spy tied up to the chair, squeezing information from him with every torture technique he could use.
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squeeze something from something

 
1. Lit. to press something out of something; to press on something until something comes out. Betty squeezed some toothpaste from the tube. Don't squeeze so much mustard from the bottle.
2. Fig. to get a little more of something from something. Let's see if we can squeeze a few more miles from this tank of gas before we fill up again. I think I can squeeze another few minutes from this candle before I have to light a new one.
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