Squeeze vs Crimp - What's the difference?
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Squeeze is a related term of crimp.
As verbs the difference between squeeze and crimp
is that squeeze
is to apply pressure to from two or more sides at once while crimp
is to fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened or crimp
can be to impress (seamen or soldiers); to entrap, to decoy.
As nouns the difference between squeeze and crimp
is that squeeze
is a difficult position while crimp
is a fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts or crimp
can be an agent making it his business to procure seamen, soldiers, etc, especially by seducing, decoying, entrapping, or impressing them [since the passing of the merchant shipping act of 1854, applied to one who infringes sub-section 1 of this act, ie to a person other than the owner, master, etc, who engages seamen without a license from the board of trade].
As an adjective crimp is
(obsolete) easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
To apply pressure to from two or more sides at once
- I squeezed the ball between my hands.
* 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
- Please don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.
(ambitransitive) To fit into a tight place
- "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.
- I managed to squeeze the car into that parking space.
- Can you squeeze through that gap?
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To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty
- 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 put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices
- He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
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- I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
(figurative) To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.
- 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.
(baseball) To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting
- In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.
- Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.
(terms derived from the verb "squeeze")
* squeeze in
* squeeze out
A difficult position
A traversal of a narrow passage
- I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
A hug or other affectionate grasp
- It was a tight squeeze , but I got through to the next section of the cave.
(slang) A romantic partner
- a gentle squeeze on the arm
(baseball) The act of bunting in an attempt to score a runner from third
- I want to be your main squeeze
(epigraphy) An impression of an inscription formed by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
- The game ended in exciting fashion with a failed squeeze .
(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.
- The light not being good enough for photography, I took a squeeze of the stone.
* margin squeeze
(etyl) crempen, from (etyl) .
Cognate to Dutch krimpen, via Middle Dutch crimpen, to Low German crimpen,
[ ] and to Faroese . From or cognate to Old Norse kreppa.
Possible cognate to cramp.
Origins, p. 130, by Eric Partridge
(obsolete) Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
* J. Philips
(obsolete) Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
- Now the fowler treads the crimp earth.
- The evidence is crimp ; the witnesses swear backward and forward, and contradict themselves.
A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.
(obsolete, UK, dialect) A coal broker.
- The strap was held together by a simple metal crimp .
(obsolete) One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
- (De Foe)
(obsolete) A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
(usually, in the plural) A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
(obsolete) A card game.
- (Ben Jonson)
To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
To pinch and hold; to seize.
To style hair into a crimp.
To join the edges of food products. For example: Cornish pasty, pies, jiaozi, Jamaican patty, and sealed crustless sandwiches.
- He crimped the wire in place.
An agent making it his business to procure seamen, soldiers, etc., especially by seducing, decoying, entrapping, or impressing them. [Since the passing of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854, applied to one who infringes sub-section 1 of this Act, i.e. to a person other than the owner, master, etc., who engages seamen without a license from the Board of Trade.]
- When a master of a ship..has lost any of his hands, he applies to a crimp ..who makes it his business to seduce the men belonging to some other ship.
- Trepanned into the West India Company's service by the crimps or silver-coopers as a common soldier.
- Offering three guineas ahead to the crimps for every good able seaman.
- I hear there are plenty of good men stowed away by the crimps at different places.
- Sallying forth at night..he came near being carried off by a gang of crimps .
- In the high and palmy days of the crimp , the pirate, the press-gang.
To impress (seamen or soldiers); to entrap, to decoy.
- Coaxing and courting with intent to crimp him. — Carlyle.
- Plundering corn and crimping recruits.
- Clutching at him, to crimp him or impress him.
- The cruel folly which crimps a number of ignorant and innocent peasants, dresses them up in uniform..and sends them off to kill and be killed.
- The Egyptian Government crimped negroes in the streets of Cairo.
- Why not create customers in the Queen's dominions..instead of trying..to crimp them in other countries?