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 for squeezing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squeeze \Squeeze\ (skw[=e]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squeezed
     (skw[=e]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Squeezing.] [OE. queisen, AS.
     cw[=e]san, cw[=y]san, cw[imac]san, of uncertain origin. The
     s- was probably prefixed through the influence of squash,
     1. To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to
        compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice,
        moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers;
        to squeeze the hand in friendship.
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     2. Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to
        harass; to crush.
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              In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and
              squeezed toward the burden.           --L'Estrange.
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     3. To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with
        out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
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     Syn: To compress; hug; pinch; gripe; crowd.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squeezing \Squeez"ing\, n.
     1. The act of pressing; compression; oppression.
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     2. pl. That which is forced out by pressure; dregs.
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     3. Same as Squeeze, n., 2.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of gripping and pressing firmly; "he gave her cheek
           a playful squeeze" [syn: squeeze, squeezing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "squeezing":
     abuse of terms, catachresis, clamping, clamping down, compression,
     concentration, contorting, crush, decoction, distillation,
     distortion, eisegesis, error, expression, garbling, gloss,
     infusion, malentendu, malobservation, misapplication,
     misapprehension, miscitation, misconception, misconstruction,
     misexplanation, misexplication, misexposition, misintelligence,
     misinterpretation, misjudgment, misquotation, misreading,
     misrendering, mistranslation, misunderstanding, misuse of words,
     nip, perversion, pinch, press, pressing, pressure, rendering,
     rendition, soaking, squeeze, steeping, tightening, torturing,
     tweak, twisting, wrenching

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