Also called suicide squeeze, suicide squeeze play. a play executed when there is a runner on third base and usually not more than one out, in which the runner starts for home as soon as the pitcher makes a motion to pitch, and the batter bunts.
Also called safety squeeze, safety squeeze play. a similar play in which the runner on third base waits until the batter has successfully bunted before trying to score.
the application of pressure or influence on a person or group in order to force compliance or gain an advantage.
A situation in which pressure exerted to obtain a concession or achieve a goal, as in Workers sometimes feel caught in a squeeze play between union and management. This expression, dating from about 1900, originated in baseball, where it refers to a prearranged play in which the runner on third base breaks for home plate on the pitch, and the batter bunts. [ c. 1915 ]
adjective squeezier, squeeziest 1. (of bottles, tubes, mops, etc) designed to be squeezed, especially in order to extract something
verb (used without object), squegged, squegging. 1. (of an electronic circuit or component) to produce an output that oscillates between a certain maximum and zero, especially when due to the effect of a grid. verb of an electrical or electronic circuit, to oscillate intermittently
verb (used with object) 1. to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash. 2. to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument. verb (used without object) 3. to make a splashing sound. 4. to tread heavily in water, mud, wet shoes, etc., with such a sound. noun 5. […]
noun, plural squeteagues (especially collectively) squeteague. 1. an Atlantic food fish, Cynoscion regalis, of the croaker family. 2. any of several other Atlantic fishes of the same genus; sea trout. noun (pl) -teague, -teagues 1. any of various sciaenid food fishes of the genus Cynoscion, esp C. regalis, of the North American coast of the […]