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squeeze

  

      vb  
1    clutch, compress, crush, grip, nip, pinch, press, squash, wring  
2    cram, crowd, force, jam, jostle, pack, press, ram, stuff, thrust, wedge  
3    clasp, cuddle, embrace, enfold, hold tight, hug  
4    bleed     (informal)   bring pressure to bear on, extort, lean on     (informal)   milk, oppress, pressurize, put the screws on     (informal)   put the squeeze on     (informal)   wrest  
      n  
5    clasp, embrace, handclasp, hold, hug  
6    congestion, crowd, crush, jam, press, squash  
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squeak, squeal, sequence, sue

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
id.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
v.
am not
as in, I amn't going to the store. to replace the word ain't.
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
o.
talk to you later
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
n.
is a sarcastic phrase, actualy point's out someone's pessimism
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are

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