Squeeze

(redirected from squeezing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The softer outer cover is sufficiently resilient to conform closely to the textured surface of the fabric, thereby squeezing liquid out of the cavities between the warp and weft yarns or between the surface contours of the fabric.
Vincent Black Channel View Road, Grangetown, Cardiff # Editor's note: Sadly, thecorrespondence on weasel squeezing is now closed.
Squeezing imparts the greatest force (compaction) from the squeeze head at the back face of the mold.
The product launch marks one of the biggest new product introductions for Parkay, a brand of ConAgra Dairy Foods, by now squeezing into the increasingly popular category of kid-friendly condiments.
Compaction is achieved by either jolting or squeezing the mold.
The concept of squeezing light originates in the notion that empty space, or the vacuum, is not really empty at all but filled with a sea of randomly fluctuating electromagnetic fields.
In the December 1990 REVIEW OF SCIENTIFC INSTRUMENTS, researchers at Cornell University report squeezing a microscopic sample of molybdenum powder to a pressure of 4.
several groups reported significant advances in squeezing light.
Yuen, who in 1976 first proposed the possibility of squeezing light.