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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.
Sure, there are times when you're going to be able to take your time, take a rest, get your breathing right and squeeze off that perfect shot.
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.
In addition to the tight squeeze off the street, the docks had very small openings designed for box trucks.
The decision has been made to squeeze off the initial receiving aquifers of these 4 wells and open up the aquifer that received the water in the well in which the 90-day test was completed.