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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You must learn to draw with your thumb off the trigger, settle into anchor, move your thumb to the trigger, and squeeze off the shot.
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.
I then place my finger over his trigger finger and squeeze off a shot.
In addition to the tight squeeze off the street, the docks had very small openings designed for box trucks.
The challenge was in trying to figure out the best way to squeeze off the shot.
* 1,000 hours sustained pressure test after pipe squeeze off;