squeeze out (of something)

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squeeze out (of something)

1. To press something firmly to extract something from it, such as a liquid. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squeeze" and "out." Well, good luck—you're going to have to sit on this tube of toothpaste if you want to squeeze any more out of it!
2. To force or push someone out of a particular place or role. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squeeze" and "out." Good luck squeezing me out of this job, honey—I've been here 35 years and am a personal friend of the CEO.
See also: out, squeeze

squeeze out

v.
1. To extract something by or as if by applying pressure: I cut open a lemon and squeezed out the juice. The detective squeezed a confession out of the suspect.
2. To force out or displace someone or something by gaining better access to a limited resource: The larger puppies squeezed out the smallest as they competed for the mother's milk. The town center was once populated with local artists, but large retail stores have since squeezed them out.
See also: out, squeeze