squeeze out

squeeze out
verb
1. force out (Freq. 1)
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Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts

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Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. make by laborious and precarious means (Freq. 1)
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He eked out a living as a painter

Syn: ↑eke out
Hypernyms:
gain, ↑take in, ↑clear, ↑make, ↑earn, ↑realize, ↑realise, ↑pull in, ↑bring in
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing (Freq. 1)
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wring out the washcloth

Syn: ↑wring out
Hypernyms: ↑extract, ↑pull out, ↑pull, ↑pull up, ↑take out, ↑draw out
Entailment: ↑compress, ↑constrict, ↑squeeze, ↑compact, ↑contract, ↑press
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

4. form or shape by forcing through an opening
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extrude steel

Syn: ↑extrude
Derivationally related forms: ↑extrusive (for: ↑extrude), ↑extrusion (for: ↑extrude)
Hypernyms: ↑produce, ↑make, ↑create
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

5. obtain with difficulty
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He eked out some information from the archives

Syn: ↑eke out
Hypernyms: ↑obtain
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

6. cause to come out in a squirt
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the boy squirted water at his little sister

Syn: ↑squirt, ↑force out, ↑eject
Derivationally related forms: ↑ejection (for: ↑eject), ↑squirt (for: ↑squirt), ↑squirter (for: ↑squirt)
Hypernyms: ↑discharge
Hyponyms: ↑spritz, ↑extravasate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something PP

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squeeze out [phrasal verb]
squeeze out (someone or something) or squeeze (someone or something) out : to force (someone or something) out of a position, place, etc.

The city's low-income residents have been squeezed out [=have been forced to leave their homes] by rising real estate prices.

These big stores have squeezed out a lot of the smaller locally owned shops.

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Main Entry:squeeze

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  • squeeze out — index distill Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 squeeze out …   Law dictionary

  • squeeze-out — n. Eliminating minority shareholders from a corporation by buying out minority shares or issuing many new shares that dilute the minority interest; also called a freeze out The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of… …   Law dictionary

  • Squeeze-out — Dieser Artikel oder Absatz stellt die Situation in Deutschland dar. Hilf mit, die Situation in anderen Ländern zu schildern. Ein Ausschluss von Minderheitsaktionären oder Squeeze out (engl. Hinausdrücken) bezeichnet den mit Zwang verbundenen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • squeeze out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms squeeze out : present tense I/you/we/they squeeze out he/she/it squeezes out present participle squeezing out past tense squeezed out past participle squeezed out 1) if one business or part of a system… …   English dictionary

  • squeeze-out — Techniques by which a minority interest in a corporation is eliminated or reduced. Squeeze outs may occur in a variety of contexts, e.g., in a going private transaction in which minority shareholders are compelled to accept cash for their shares …   Black's law dictionary

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