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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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Waitrose Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, costing pounds 2.
The study looked into a continuing debate among seismologists about what the earth's movement does to Los Angeles and its faults - whether the pressure is primarily making Earth's crust thicker, raising mountains and hills such as the San Gabriels and the Santa Monicas, or whether the crust is squirting out horizontally, like a watermelon seed squeezed between thumb and finger.
Bond moved to suppress the drugs, arguing that the agent conducted an illegal search when he squeezed the bag.
Not from Concentrate: These 100 per cent pure squeezed fruit juices contain no added water, sugar, colour or preservatives.
more expeditious state law filings or an implication that, if target shareholders are being squeezed out, the target should be disappearing).
HOLIDAY PUNCH: In a punch bowl, combine, then chill in the refrigerator: a fifth of rum, one cup of freshly squeezed orange juice, two cups of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice and 1/3 cup of simple syrup.
The researchers injected hydrogen and helium gas into a tiny sealed vise, or diamond anvil, made of two diamonds that can be squeezed together.
Until now, vehicle manufacturers seeking the weight savings of tubular bars had to settle for the design and application limitations inherent in squeezed ends, or use special inserts.
Over the years, researchers have prodded, stretched, squeezed, illuminated, and even smashed atoms into yielding their quantum secrets.
Kurt Toneys, president of La Jolla Fresh Squeezed Coffee, stated, "Wall Street Marketing Group will help us educate and inform our shareholders, the investment community and the business and financial news media about the development and expansion of our product line and our newest retail & e-commerce sales initiatives along with the growth of our other corporate interests.