squeeze up against

squeeze up against (someone or something)

1. To move very close to and press against someone or something. I had to squeeze up against the window in order to fit on the tram. I really don't like dogs, so it made me nervous when Sally's St. Bernard came and squeezed right up against me.
2. To cause someone or something to move very close to and press against someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "squeeze" and "up." The trains get so busy in Japan that there are people whose job is literally to squeeze people up against one another until the doors can close. Let's squeeze all the furniture up against the walls so the kids have plenty of room to play their games.
See also: squeeze, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

squeeze up against someone or something

to press close up against someone or something. He squeezed up against me, trying to keep warm. The puppies squeezed up against their mother.
See also: squeeze, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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