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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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Transcripts of the wiretap surveillance of Corcoran (conducted by the Truman administration from 1945 to 1947) show how Fortas teamed up with him to work the squeeze play on a financier trying to avoid prosecution for draft evasion.
If the aforementioned play was a squeeze play and the Cubs made no effort to retire Edmonds and Drew was put out at first base, the run would not count since Drew, the batter-runner, made the third out before reaching first base.
Pitcher delivers to the catcher, who rolls the ball out in front of the plate to simulate a squeeze play.
It is the proverbial squeeze play on a business: you cannot borrow, and at the same time your customers are unable to pay.
DiTommasso led off for Burncoat in the bottom of the fourth, and eventually stole home on a suicide squeeze play for a 6-5 lead.
Wells also singled with one out in the fourth, advancing Matt Kemp to third and setting the table for a perfectly executed squeeze play by Furcal to stretch the lead to 5-0.
He should understand that runners on second and third can look in and read the pitch-out sign, enabling them to get the third-base coach to take off the squeeze play.
Ortiz tried to score on a squeeze play, but was tagged out well short of home plate.
After tying the game at 2-2 with no outs and runners on second and third base, Arendsen called a squeeze play and batter Neena Bryant whiffed at the pitch.
They wound up paying off in the sixth inning Tuesday against Makati City, Philippines, as a pair of bunts -- the latter a squeeze play from Alaina Devenney -- and a timely double from Alena Murgatroyd broke open a scoreless game for the Western Regional champion at the Big League Softball World Series.
Junior left fielder Nikki Fountain scored on a squeeze play - Maria Shader reached first on a fielders' choice - in the bottom of the sixth for the winning run.
The Ducks responded when Salling scored on a squeeze play by Joanna Gail in the fourth inning.