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squeeze into (something)
1. To force entry into a very narrow, confined, or cramped space or thing. I had to squeeze into the train after so many people got on ahead of me. Even though we have a pretty small bed, our kid still love squeezing into it with us in the morning. I'm delighted that I managed to squeeze into 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 "into." See if you can squeeze this suit into the wardrobe. Hopefully we can squeeze a few more people into the bus so we can avoid having to hire a second one.
3. To manage to have or do something in a very short amount of time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "squeeze" and "into." I don't know how you manage to squeeze a workout into your lunch break each day—I feel like I barely have enough time just to go eat! I'll have to try to squeeze a little extra work into my flight to New York this afternoon.
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squeeze someone or something into somethingand squeeze someone or something in
to press or push someone or something into something small. Let's see if we can squeeze everyone into the car. Let's squeeze in one more.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To manage to make room or time for someone or something in some tight space or schedule by or as if by exerting pressure: She squeezed her books into the briefcase. The dentist can squeeze you into her schedule next week.
2. To force one's way into some tight space: He squeezed into the packed subway car.
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.