squeeze together


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squeeze together

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.
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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.
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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.
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This makes the particles squeeze together as more particles are added, making them flow more slowly, but delaying the point at which it solidifies, giving it a more glasslike behavior.
MEATBALLS Method: To make the meatballs, place all the ingredients into a bowl and using your hands, squeeze together. Take walnut-sized pieces of the mixture and shape them into rounds - you should end up with 24 meatballs.
1 : to press or squeeze together <compressing his lips>
Next, use your thumb and first finger to squeeze together the soft part of your nose, just under the bony bridge.
Pull arms up above you to meet in the middle and squeeze together. Repeat 12 times.
A diamond forms when atoms of this element squeeze together at 400[degrees]C (752[degrees]F) and under more than 400,000 pounds per square inch of pressure (force applied over an area).
The pirates were simulating a mission to Mars at a recent state tournament, with robots made from Legos - yes, Legos - the same bits of knobby plastic any kindergartner can squeeze together.
When you feel happier, squeeze together your thumb and the index fingers of both hands.
The board was slotted at both ends of the hole to allow it to squeeze together and the whole shebang was then clamped to a workbench.
Fold the wonton over to form a triangle, then bring the two outer points together, brush with egg and squeeze together.
We vomit when the muscles of the abdomen and the diaphragm (DIE-uh-fram), the curved muscle under your rib cage, squeeze together hard while the stomach stays relaxed.
(And in truth, few were anxious to squeeze together to accommodate the scruffy-looking young man.) Several people were beginning to look uncomfortable, but no one said anything.
Gently squeeze together the skin around the lesion.
When you breathe in fresh air, I squeeze together and pump blood into your lungs.
1 : to squeeze together so as to change or destroy the natural shape or condition <We crush grapes for their juice.>