Squeeze

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Squeeze

Period when stocks or commodities futures increase in price and investors who have sold short must cover their short positions to prevent loss of large amounts of money.

Credit Squeeze

A situation in which it is difficult to finance through borrowing. A credit squeeze often occurs when economic growth is declining and/or when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve is often blamed for credit squeezes when they raise target interest rates, but it may occur through private sector actions as well, such as a systemic rise in bad debt. See also: Credit crunch.
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When he did manage to squeeze off a shot it was saved by the left boot of keeper Vyanchelav Malafeev.
Clip the release onto this loop, hold the loop as if you were at full draw with your bow, and squeeze off the "shot.
There was, however, a flash of danger from Scotland after four minutes when Faddy, never a respecter of anyone's reputation, robbed the legendary Lilian Thuram inside the box but when he tried to squeeze off a shot from an angle Jean-Alain Boumsong blocked the effort.
There is a movement afoot in Tallahassee right now to squeeze off the judicial branch from its power and its funding.
Combine grated potato and parsnip with salt and pepper and place into a tea-towel and squeeze off of any excess liquid.
LOS ALAMITOS - Brenda Villa, perhaps the most consistent shooter on the United States national women's water polo team, did not squeeze off a shot until just over two minutes left in a 12-4 Holiday Cup semifinal victory over the Netherlands at the U.