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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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Operation Squeeze Play, which began on Sunday and was apparently winding down yesterday, was centred on western Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district and targeted militants suspected of attacking the US detention facility there and the road linking downtown to the international airport, the military said in a statement.
Lori Wallach's connections vividly illustrate the extent to which the global elitists and street radicals are allied in a squeeze play against the middle class, the free market and national independence.
We are determined to play with a high tempo, start high and squeeze play when Colchester have possession.
Why do you move up in the batter's box on a squeeze play or sacrifice bunt?
In accepting a lifetime yearly retainer of $20,000 (about half his Supreme Court salary) from the family foundation of embattled entrepreneur Louis Wolfson, Fortas was engaging in the same kind of squeeze play that had helped make Washington lawyers rich.
Call it a "lateral pass kitchen": this 12- by 14-foot addition with a 6- by 12-foot porch relieves pressure from an interior squeeze play.
Jordan Smith singled on a squeeze play, Bill O'Donnell and Kyle Stanley doubled, Tim Beaudette tripled, and Pajka homered.
game) Where: Lemonade Day Sign-Up with Jeff Bagwell outside Minute Maid Park Squeeze Play area Minute Maid Park media entrance on Texas Avenue (South Home Plate entrance), Houston, Texas Information: http://www.
21-25 High inside fastballs are harder to bunt; jam hitters and produce weak fly outs; frustrate squeeze play attempts; make it tough on the inside-out hitters; and discourage hitters from diving into the plate.
This avoids the potential problem of fans firing a manager after every unsuccessful squeeze play.
On that squeeze play, they made a good defensive play on it.
Rigo Ramirez stole home in the bottom of the fifth inning on a busted squeeze play to give Cleveland a 6-2 lead.