Bear Squeeze

Bear Squeeze

The intervention of a central bank to dissuade speculators from short selling its currency. In general, a bear squeeze occurs when a central bank buys its own currency to improve its exchange rate, which would result in a loss to speculators betting against that currency.
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The process, called a bear squeeze, helped to turn round the FTSE 100, which has had its worst week since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
A long, thin face and neck help a bear squeeze way down into an air hole.
when she heard the neighbors' horses making noise and saw the bear squeeze through a fence into the neighbors' yard.