squeeze out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v squeeze out extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing "wring out the washcloth"
    • v squeeze out cause to come out in a squirt "the boy squirted water at his little sister"
    • v squeeze out form or shape by forcing through an opening "extrude steel"
    • v squeeze out obtain with difficulty "He eked out some information from the archives"
    • v squeeze out make by laborious and precarious means "He eked out a living as a painter"
    • v squeeze out force out "Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"
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Quotations

  • Wayne Dyer
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    “What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.”
  • Wayne Dyer
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    “When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out -- because that's what's inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.”
  • Sir Eric Geddes
    Sir Eric Geddes
    “We will get everything out of her that you can squeeze out of a lemon and a bit more. I will squeeze her until you can hear the pips squeak.”

Idioms

Squeeze blood out of a turnip - (USA) When people say that you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip, it means that you cannot get something from a person, especially money, that they don't have.
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Usage

In literature:

He said he had squeezed out of just as tight places before, and believed he would get out of this one somehow.
"Under the Great Bear" by Kirk Munroe
Tom felt as if his last ounce of breath were being squeezed out by the viselike pressure.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
This they did by squeezing the water out of their down with their bills.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
No sooner had he given my hand a warm yet disappointing "kind friend" squeeze, at parting, than I routed out Dick in his own room.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The rope is so tight it is squeezing all the cotton stuffing out of me!
"The Story of a Stuffed Elephant" by Laura Lee Hope
You can't squeeze as much out of the poor white as you can out of the darkey.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I always thought it was being held out to squeeze a better price out of Belsher and Ravick.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
He could always squeeze a few extra pounds of thrust out of those rockets.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
It was a tight squeeze, but at last he got out, and stood on his feet in the entry.
"Frank and Fearless" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Felt covered with bitumen is an excellent substitute for asphalt, and is not liable to crack or squeeze out.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
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In poetry:

While Twardowski taunts and teases
And attempts to bar his way,
Through the keyhole, out he squeezes
And is running yet, they say.
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
CARTERET. One eye was one too many in her head
When with that one the purblind beldame chose
A swaggering young scamp to be her husband,
Who'll squeeze the money out of her for drink,
And leave her pocket shrunken as her skin.
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer

In news:

Widow Says She's Being Squeezed Out of City Museum.
Vice president squeezes every minute out of speaking engagement.
It wasn't easy, but President Obama's endorsed candidate squeezed out a victory in Tuesday night's Colorado Senate primary.
Squeezing oil out of sand.
Bourjos was squeezed out of the Angels' everyday lineup last season.
I don't feel like squeezing the heck out of lemons.
When Chris Cooley was working out the details of his return to the Redskins, he joked about a special provision he was trying to squeeze into the paperwork.
Drain cucumbers , squeezing out any water.
Follow these suggestions to maximize the effectiveness and squeeze every bit of value out of your webinar.
Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze of lemon (or vinegar) is a simple formula that lets spinach shine and will never go out of favor.
Sleigh Bells — from left, Miller, Krauss and touring guitarist Jason Boyer — are out to please a little, squeeze a little, tease a little more.
Squeeze more treatment capacity out of your plant with space-saving membranes.
"Lo and behold, I guess my husband wasn't done trying to squeeze more money out of me," she said.
"Many companies have squeezed out every dime of excess expenses they can possibly find to survive, and one way this has been done is to use vendors," he explains.
A little bit of glue squeeze -out is a good thing.
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In science:

Theoretical predictions are necessary if we wish to squeeze out every drop of physics from the LHC experiment.
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Various channel performance parameters are used to bring out the different influences of temperature and squeezing in dissipative channels.
Dissipative and Non-dissipative Single-Qubit Channels: Dynamics and Geometry
Various channel performance parameters can be used to bring out the different influences of temperature and squeezing in dissipative channels.
Dissipative and Non-dissipative Single-Qubit Channels: Dynamics and Geometry
At low beam energies elliptic flow is oriented 90◦ with respect to the reaction plane, where the matter is ”squeezed” out from the top and bottom of the reaction zone.
Review of Nuclear Reactions at the AGS
In particular we shall see that optomechanical cooling allows purely quantum effects, as squeezing and entanglement, to come out also in macroscopic mechanical oscillators.
Macroscopic mechanical oscillators at the quantum limit using optomechanical cooling
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