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put the squeeze on (one)

1. To pressure one to do something. We need to put the squeeze on those guys so that they finally pay their debt to us.
2. To create challenges or problems for one. The way house prices have been climbing in this neighborhood is really putting the squeeze on first-time buyers.
See also: on, put, squeeze

squeeze

1. slang One's romantic partner, especially in a new relationship; one's sweetheart. Have you met Jennifer's new squeeze? He's quite the hunk! Leia is his main squeeze—they've been dating for a few months now.
2. dated slang An alcoholic drink made by straining Sterno (a brand of jellied denatured alcohol used as a portable cooking fuel) through a cheesecloth or similar loose-woven fabric and mixing the result with juice. The homeless man had to be hospitalized after suffering the poisonous effects of drinking squeeze.
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squeeze

1. n. liquor. (see also grape(s).) Let’s stop on the way and get some squeeze.
2. tv. to put pressure on someone. The mob began to squeeze Bart for money.
3. n. a tight situation; a situation where pressure is felt. When the squeeze is over, we’ll be able to get squared away.
4. n. one’s lover. (see also main squeeze.) I’ll see if my squeeze wants to go.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"M&S Freshly Squeezed was described by tasters as 'having a natural taste' and being 'pleasantly citrussy', with one taster simply saying it was 'wonderful'.
"Tesco Orange 100 Per Cent Pure Squeezed Juice was described as 'more natural', 'sweet and not bitter' and as having a 'lovely freshness'.
During the pat down, one of the officers squeezed Wardlow's bag and felt a heavy, hard object in the shape of a gun.
RUM PUNCH: For a grand celebration, mix in a crock two quarts of freshly squeezed orange juice, one quart of fresh lemon juice, the rinds of the oranges and lemons, two pineapples cut into bite-size chunks, 10 sliced bananas, 10 bottles of white wine (750 ml each) and two pounds of brown sugar.
Mold permeability can be reproduced in the squeezed or three-ram lab specimen by varying the ramming energy in the laboratory.
Rogers suggests "drinking your fresh juice no longer than 10 minutes after you've squeezed it, in order to prevent nutrients being lost".
She squeezed them rhythmically until they shook like blobs of gelatin.
24 Nature, he and his coauthors describe how they carefully squeezed hydrogen gas until it became solid, then captured its image at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the world's brightest X-ray instrument.
In Jeanloz's case, if the squeezed periditite fits the expected qualities of lower mantle rock, then he has found the long-sought stone that might fill this hidden layer of Earth.
Over the years, researchers have prodded, stretched, squeezed, illuminated, and even smashed atoms into yielding their quantum secrets.
Known a decade ago only to theorists, the peculiar quantum-mechanical state called squeezed light now appears to have a bright future in high-precision studies of atoms and in ultrasensitive instruments for detecting acceleration.
Those values depend on a calibration method involving the laser-induced fluorescence emitted by tiny ruby crystals squeezed within the anvil, a method Ruoff considers suspect at pressures above 1.8 megabars.
The light wave resulting from such a tradeoff is said to be in a "squeezed" state.
His novel foam structures expand laterally when stretched and contract when squeezed.
However, after scientists completed a series of studies using seismic waves to probe the Tibetan crust, this idea lost ground to another theory, which holds that the ramming plates have squeezed together a warm and weak Tibetan crust, thickening it and pushing up the plateau.