Squeeze vs Bind - What's the difference?

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Squeeze is a related term of bind.

In lang=en terms the difference between squeeze and bind

is that squeeze is to put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices while bind is to put together in a cover, as of books.

In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between squeeze and bind

is that squeeze is (archaic) a bribe or fee paid to a middleman, especially in china while bind is (archaic) to prevent or restrain from customary or natural action.

As verbs the difference between squeeze and bind

is that squeeze is to apply pressure to from two or more sides at once while bind is to tie; to confine by any ligature.

As nouns the difference between squeeze and bind

is that squeeze is a difficult position while bind is that which binds or ties.




  • To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once
  • I squeezed the ball between my hands.
    Please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • "Over there—by the rock," Steele muttered, with his brush between his teeth, squeezing out raw sienna, and keeping his eyes fixed on Betty Flanders's back.
  • (ambitransitive) To fit into a tight place
  • I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.
    Can you squeeze through that gap?
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  • * 1908 ,
  • Could he not squeeze under the seat of a carriage? He had seen this method adopted by schoolboys, when the journey- money provided by thoughtful parents had been diverted to other and better ends.
  • To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty
  • He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
  • To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices
  • I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
  • * 2013 May 23, , " British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
  • At a time when Mr. Cameron is being squeezed from both sides — from the right by members of his own party and by the anti-immigrant, anti-Europe U.K. Independence Party, and from the left by his Liberal Democrat coalition partners — the move seemed uncharacteristically clunky.
  • (figurative) To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.
  • * L'Estrange
  • In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.
  • (baseball) To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting
  • Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from the verb "squeeze") * squeezable * squeezebox * squeeze in * squeeze out * squeezer * squeezy * unsqueeze


    (en noun)
  • A difficult position
  • I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
  • A traversal of a narrow passage
  • It was a tight squeeze , but I got through to the next section of the cave.
  • A hug or other affectionate grasp
  • a gentle squeeze on the arm
  • (slang) A romantic partner
  • I want to be your main squeeze
  • (baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third
  • The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze .
  • (epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
  • The light not being good enough for photography, I took a squeeze of the stone.
  • (card games) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.
  • (archaic) A bribe or fee paid to a middleman, especially in China.
  • See also

    * squash * squeegee * squish * margin squeeze




  • To tie; to confine by any ligature.
  • * (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
  • They that reap must sheaf and bind .
  • To cohere or stick together in a mass.
  • ''Just to make the cheese more binding
  • * (rfdate) (Mortimer)
  • clay binds by heat.
  • To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
  • I wish I knew why the sewing machine binds up after I use it for a while.
  • To exert a binding or restraining influence.
  • These are the ties that bind .
  • To tie or fasten tightly together, with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.
  • to bind''' grain in bundles; to '''bind a prisoner.
  • To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind.
  • Gravity binds the planets to the sun.
    Frost binds the earth.
  • * (rfdate) Job xxviii. 11.
  • He bindeth the floods from overflowing.
  • * (rfdate) Luke xiii. 16.
  • Whom Satan hath bound , lo, these eighteen years.
  • To couple.
  • (figuratively) To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other social tie.
  • to bind''' the conscience; to '''bind''' by kindness; '''bound''' by affection; commerce '''binds nations to each other.
  • * (rfdate) (Milton)
  • Who made our laws to bind us, not himself.
  • (legal) To put (a person) under definite legal obligations, especially, under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
  • (legal) To place under legal obligation to serve.
  • to bind''' an apprentice; '''bound out to service
  • To protect or strengthen by applying a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
  • (archaic) To make fast (a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something.
  • to bind a belt about one
    to bind a compress upon a wound.
  • (archaic) To cover, as with a bandage.
  • to bind up a wound.
  • (archaic) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action.
  • certain drugs bind the bowels.
  • To put together in a cover, as of books.
  • The three novels were bound together.
  • (computing) To associate an identifier with a value; to associate a variable name, method name, etc. with the content of a storage location.
  • * 2008 , Bryan O'Sullivan, John Goerzen, Donald Bruce Stewart, Real World Haskell (page 33)
  • We bind the variable n to the value 2, and xs to "abcd".
  • * 2009 , Robert Pickering, Beginning F# (page 123)
  • You can bind an identifier to an object of a derived type, as you did earlier when you bound a string to an identifier of type obj


    * fetter, make fast, tie, fasten, restrain * bandage, dress * restrain, restrict, obligate * * indenture

    Derived terms

    * bind over - to put under bonds to do something, as to appear at court, to keep the peace, etc. * bind to - to contract; as, to bind one's self to a wife. * bind up in - to cause to be wholly engrossed with; to absorb in.

    Derived terms

    * bindweed


    (en noun)
  • That which binds or ties.
  • A troublesome situation; a problem; a predicament or quandary.
  • Any twining or climbing plant or stem, especially a hop vine; a bine.
  • (music) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
  • (chess) A strong grip or stranglehold on a position that is difficult for the opponent to break.
  • the Maróczy Bind


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