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She squeezed past Katy, secured the axe and hung it round her own neck.

If the rock flowed, any air that it trapped would be squeezed to a liquid.

Gervaise, frightened, squeezed up against the door of the hotel.

Gervaise had squeezed up against Goujet, as though to get a better view.

She took the laundress in her big arms and squeezed her tight.

Polly squeezed it sympathetically, and told him how sorry she was for his accident.

Why, he said, there is little to be squeezed out of people who have little.

I have squeezed every penny from my salary that I could spare.

But Murray squeezed his hand warningly, pulled him to the floor.

As it was, he only squeezed his father's hand, and looked bravely up and said: "I'll try, father."

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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