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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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How will the Bio-Suit System work to "squeeze" the astronaut's body in a precise manner?
When you're preparing carrots in the microwave., add a squeeze or a short pour of orange or grapefruit juice.
Check out these sneaky ways for fast mini-workouts that just about any girl can squeeze into her day.
Just make sure you prop up the shelter wall so it doesn't squeeze the supply and return ducts and restrict airflow.
Until now, the only other fusion-energy approaches that achieved thermonuclearfusion reactions in a lab are one in which huge lasers blast tiny, hydrogen-filled capsules and another in which hulking reactors use potent magnetic fields to squeeze hot, ionized hydrogen gas.
Squeeze down, condensing the A gap and protecting the gap.
"I'd like you to meet my squeeze." I remember the first--and last--time somebody said that to me.
We will pass a "hand squeeze" around a circle and measure the amount of time it takes for the hand squeeze to pass around the circle.
Then the muscle gives the ventricle a hard squeeze and pushes the blood into a tube called the pulmonary (PULL-muhn-air-ee) artery.
This machine squeezes, opens, vibrates, empties and returns to the upright position for filling automatically.
To build up energy, the accelerator muscle contracts, or squeezes tightly around the tongue bone.