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squeeze

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noun
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verb
1 verb press firmly
TRANSITIVEfáisc verb  c m uhe squeezed her hand d'fháisc sé a lámhsqueeze the lemons fáisc na líomóidíshe squeezed her lips together d'fháisc sí a beola ar a chéileshe squeezed the towel dry d'fháisc sí an tuáille lena thriomú, d'fháisc sí an t-uisce as an tuáillehe squeezed the juice out of the orange d'fháisc sé an sú as an oráiste
INTRANSITIVEfáisc verb  c m udon't squeeze too hard ná fáisc róchrua
2 verb force out by pressing TRANSITIVEfáisc verb  c m usqueeze the air out of the bags fáisc an t-aer as na málaí
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3 verb get through or into a tight space
INTRANSITIVEbrúigh verb  c m uthere was just enough room to squeeze through bhí dóthain spáis ar éigean ann chun brú trídsix of us squeezed into the car bhrúigh seisear dínn isteach le chéile sa charryou'll have to squeeze together beidh oraibh teannadh isteach le chéile
TRANSITIVEbrúigh verb  c m ufáisc verb  c m uhow many people can be squeezed in? cá mhéad duine is féidir a bhrú isteach?they squeezed 20 songs onto the CD d'fháisc siad 20 amhrán ar an CD
4 verb just succeed INTRANSITIVEwe squeezed through to the next round fuaireamar tríd ar éigean chuig an gcéad bhabhta eile, d'éirigh linn dul ar aghaidh chuig an gcéad bhabhta eile ar éigean 5 verb limit, reduce TRANSITIVElaghdaigh verb  c m uciorraigh verb  c m uprofit margins are being squeezed tá na corrlaigh bhrabúis á laghdú 6 verb put business etc under pressure TRANSITIVEcuir faoi bhrúbrú a chur arthe major stores are squeezing the local shops tá na siopaí áitiúla faoi bhrú ag na hollsiopaí 7 verb get sth using persuasion, threats etc TRANSITIVEI managed to squeeze the truth out of him d'éirigh liom an fhírinne a fháscadh asit's a scheme to squeeze more money out of us is scéim é chun tuilleadh airgid a fháscadh asainn 8 verb use persuasion, threats etc on sb TRANSITIVEbrú a chur arcuir faoi bhrúthey're squeezing witnesses for information tá siad ag cur brú ar fhinnéithe eolas a thabhairt dóibh
noun
9 noun act of pressing sth firmlyfáscadh masc1  c m uhe gave my hand a squeeze d'fháisc sé mo lámhshe gave the child a squeeze rug sí barróg ar an leanbh, d'fháisc sí an leanbh lena croíhe gave me a friendly squeeze on my arm d'fháisc sé mo sciathán go cairdiúil 10 noun small amount of liquid etcadd a squeeze of lemon juice cuir braon beag sú líomóide leis 11 noun squash, crushit's a tight squeeze in there níl mórán spáis istigh ansinfive of us in the little room was a bit of a squeeze is beag fairsinge a bhí ag cúigear againn sa seomra beag 12 noun reductionciorrú masc  c m ugearradh siarlaghdú masc  c m ubudgets are facing a further squeeze tá ciorrú eile i ndán do na buiséidcharities are feeling the squeeze tá na carthanais faoi bhrúthe company warned of a profit squeeze thug an comhlacht rabhadh go mbeadh laghdú ar an mbrabús 13 noun (especially US), informal boyfriend, girlfriendleannán masc1  c m ugrá geal  c m u
phrases

to put the squeeze on sb

informalbrú a chur ar dhuineduine a chur faoi bhrú

to squeeze sb dry

an phingin dheireanach a fháscadh as duineduine a fhágáil fann folamh