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1. To force entry into a very narrow, confined, or cramped space or thing. I was worried that I wouldn't fit on the train after so many people got on ahead of me, but I managed to squeeze in just before it departed. Even though we have a pretty small bed, our kid still love squeezing in with us in the morning. I'm delighted that I managed to squeeze in this old dress!
2. To force someone, something, or oneself to fit into a very narrow, confined, or cramped space. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "squeeze" and "in." The cupboards were pretty full, but I managed to squeeze the box of cereal in. See if you can squeeze a few more people in so we won't have to take a second bus.
3. To manage to have or do something in a very short amount of time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "squeeze" and "in." I don't know how you manage to squeeze a workout in during your lunch break each day—I feel like I barely have enough time just to go eat! I'm hoping to squeeze in a little work during my flight to New York.
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1. To manage to make room or time for someone or something in a tight space or schedule by or as if by exerting pressure: I squeezed in a round of golf before work. We squeezed a quick meal in before the bus trip.
2. To force one's way into a tight space: Just as the elevator door was closing, one more person squeezed in.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.