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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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M&S Freshly Squeezed was described by tasters as 'having a natural taste' and being 'pleasantly citrussy', with one taster simply saying it was 'wonderful'.
Polzik describe the application of squeezed light to the detection of a particular transition from one electron energy level to another in a cesium atom.
By using the more predictable, or less noisy, component of this squeezed light, researchers can partly circumvent the system's inherent quantum fluctuations, permitting them to make more precise measurements.
His novel foam structures expand laterally when stretched and contract when squeezed.
However, after scientists completed a series of studies using seismic waves to probe the Tibetan crust, this idea lost ground to another theory, which holds that the ramming plates have squeezed together a warm and weak Tibetan crust, thickening it and pushing up the plateau.