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English noun: squeeze play

1. squeeze play (act) an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power

SamplesShe laughed at this sexual power play and walked away.

Synonymspower play, squeeze

Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

2. squeeze play (act) a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch

Broader (hypernym)baseball play

Narrower (hyponym)safety squeeze, safety squeeze play, suicide squeeze, suicide squeeze play

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