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squeeze

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In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.
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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to squeeze

Third person singular
squeez

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ed

to squeeze (third-person singular simple present squeez, present participle ed, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once
    I squeezed the ball between my hands.
    Please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.
  2. (transitive) To fit into a tight place
    I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.
  3. (transitive) To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty
    He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
  4. (transitive) To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices
    I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
  5. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting
    Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.

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Noun

Singular
squeeze

Plural
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  1. A difficult position
    I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
  2. A traversal of a narrow passage
    It was a tight squeeze, but I got through to the next section of the cave.
  3. A hug or other affectionate grasp
    a gentle squeeze on the arm
  4. (slang) A romantic partner
    I want to be your main squeeze
  5. (baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third
    The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze.
  6. (epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
    The light not being good enough for photography, I took a squeeze of the stone.

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