squeeze play
noun Date: 1905 1. a baseball play in which a runner on third base starts for home plate as the ball is being pitched and the batter attempts to bunt to give the runner a chance to score 2. the exertion of pressure in order to extort a concession or gain a goal

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  • squeeze play — squeeze ,play noun count 1. ) in baseball, an action in which the BATTER hits the ball so that it only goes a short distance in order to make it easier for a player at third BASE to score 2. ) a situation in which someone puts pressure on someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • squeeze play — ☆ squeeze play n. 1. Baseball a play in which the batter bunts in an effort to allow a runner on third base to score 2. Bridge any play that forces an opponent to discard a potentially winning card 3. pressure or coercion exerted to achieve some… …   English World dictionary

  • squeeze play — squeeze′ play n. 1) spo a baseball play in which the batter bunts in an attempt to score a runner from third base, with the runner starting for home as the ball is pitched 2) the application of pressure in order to force compliance or gain an… …   From formal English to slang

  • Squeeze Play! — Infobox Film name = Squeeze Play! caption = The poster for Squeeze Play! director = Lloyd Kaufman producer = Michael Herz Lloyd Kaufman writer = Lloyd Kaufman Charles Kaufman Haim Pekelis starring = Jim Harris Jennifer Hetrick Rick Gitlin Helen… …   Wikipedia

  • squeeze play — noun 1. an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away • Syn: ↑power play, ↑squeeze • Derivationally related forms: ↑squeeze (for: ↑squeeze …   Useful english dictionary

  • squeeze play — 1. Baseball. a. 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 …   Universalium

  • Squeeze Play — Infobox Album | Name = Squeeze Play Type = Album Artist = John Serry, Sr. Released = 1956 New York Recorded = 1956 New York Genre = Pop, Classical, Instrumental Length = 30:14 Label = Dot Records Reviews = Last album = RCA Thesaurus RCA Victor… …   Wikipedia

  • squeeze play — n. a special play in baseball where there is a runner on third base and the batter bunts. (With an early start the runner may reach home plate.) □ They pulled off that squeeze play like the professionals they are. □ The crowd roared as the… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • squeeze play — noun a) A play when the batter bunts a runner home from third. The squeeze play is on. Jones bunts, and Smith scores from third! b) A type of bluff where a player with a weak hand reraises a raiser and a caller …   Wiktionary

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