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English verb: squeeze out

1. squeeze out (social) force out


SamplesSome employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

2. squeeze out (possession) make by laborious and precarious means


SamplesHe eked out a living as a painter.


Synonymseke out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in

3. squeeze out (contact) extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing


SamplesWring out the washcloth.


Synonymswring out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw out, extract, pull, pull out, pull up, take out


Entailcompact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

4. squeeze out (possession) obtain with difficulty


SamplesHe eked out some information from the archives.


Synonymseke out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)obtain

5. squeeze out (creation) form or shape by forcing through an opening


SamplesExtrude steel.


Synonymsextrude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

6. squeeze out (contact) cause to come out in a squirt


SamplesThe boy squirted water at his little sister.


Synonymseject, force out, squirt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)discharge


Narrower (hyponym)extravasate, spritz









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