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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SQUEEZE OUT

Then having cut the lemons, squeeze out all the juice into a pitcher.

Peel your tomatas, cut them in half and squeeze out the seeds.

Then transfer them to a jelly-bag, and squeeze out the juice.

Then put them into a jelly-bag, and squeeze out all the juice.

The pieces should be well pressed to squeeze out all the fat.

Therefore if I reduce the bulk of the nail I squeeze out some of the heat.

The shock was so great that she could not squeeze out a single tear.

I used to squeeze out about a pint of matter from it every day.

And even if he had got a squeeze out of that tube, he couldn't have used it.

Form these into a fluid amalgam with mercury, and squeeze out the excess of mercury through leather.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, probably an alteration of quease (c.1550), from Old English cwysan "to squeeze," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative (cf. German quetschen "to squeeze"). Slang expression to put the squeeze on (someone or something) "exert influence" is from 1711. Baseball squeeze play first recorded 1905. Main squeeze "most important person" is attested from 1896; meaning "one's sweetheart, lover" is attested by 1980.

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