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1. Of two or more people or animals, to huddle or crowd very close to one another. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun can be used between "squeeze" and "together." My car's pretty small, so you'll all have to squeeze together in the back seat. The family of rabbits squeezed themselves together in the small burrow to avoid the predator.
2. To press two or more people or things firmly or compactly together. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "squeeze" and "together." They just squeezed 30 of us together in the small room and told us to await further instructions. I squeezed together the two lumps of clay so I could make a larger sculpture.
squeeze (themselves) together
[for creatures] to press close together. The little pigs squeezed themselves together to get a better chance at some food. They squeezed together and gobbled their dinner. They squeezed themselves together to keep warm.
squeeze someone or something together
to press people or things together. The driver squeezed us together so he could get more people in the taxi. See if you can squeeze the vegetables together a little so we can get more in the basket.