Pressure vs Squeeze - What's the difference?

pressure | squeeze |

As nouns the difference between pressure and squeeze

is that pressure is a pressing; a force applied to a surface while squeeze is a difficult position.

As verbs the difference between pressure and squeeze

is that pressure is to encourage or heavily exert force or influence while squeeze is to apply pressure to from two or more sides at once.




  • A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
  • Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
  • A contrasting force or impulse of any kind
  • the pressure''' of poverty; the '''pressure''' of taxes; the '''pressure''' of motives on the mind; the ' pressure of civilization.
  • * (rfdate) (Macaulay)
  • Where the pressure of danger was not felt.
  • Distress.
  • She has felt pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done by the first.
  • * 1649 , (Eikon Basilike)
  • My people's pressures are grievous.
  • * (rfdate) (Atterbury)
  • In the midst of his great troubles and pressures .
  • Urgency
  • the pressure of business
  • (obsolete) Impression; stamp; character impressed.
  • * (rfdate) (Shakespeare)
  • All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past.
  • (physics) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
  • Synonyms

    * (distress) affliction, grievance * (urgency)

    Derived terms

    * blood pressure * negative pressure * intraocular pressure * peer pressure * pressurize, pressurise * pressure altimeter * pressure altitude * pressure angle * pressure area * pressure atrophy * pressure bag * pressure bandage * pressure bar * pressure block * pressure cabin * pressure cable * pressure casting * pressure cell * pressure centre, pressure center * pressure chamber * pressure coefficient * pressure contour * pressure cooker * pressure decline * pressure deflection * pressure depth * pressure distillate * pressure distribution * pressure effect * pressure element * pressure epiphysis * pressure fan * pressure field * pressure flaking * pressure flip * pressure force * pressure gauge * pressure gradient * pressure group * pressure head * pressure hull * pressure hydrophone * pressure ice * pressure interface * pressure ionization * pressure jump * pressure line * pressure maintenance * pressure mark * pressure melting * pressure microphone * pressure mine * pressure naphtha * pressure of speech and pressured speech * pressure pad * pressure paralysis * pressure pattern * pressure penitente * pressure pickup * pressure pillow * pressure pipe * pressure point * pressure radius * pressure rating * pressure regulator * pressure ridge * pressure ring * pressure roll * pressure seal * pressure sense * pressure sensibility * pressure-sensitive * pressure solution * pressure sore * pressure suit * pressure survey * pressure tank * pressure tap * pressure tendency * pressure tube * pressure tunnel * pressure ulcer * pressure vector * pressure vessel * pressure viscosity * pressure washer * pressure wave * pressure welding * pressure zone * under pressure

    See also

    * (units of pressure) pascal (Pa); bar, barye (Ba); pounds per square inch (psi, lbf/in2, lb/in2), torr, mmHg, atmosphere (atm)


  • To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.
  • Do not let anyone pressure you into buying something you do not want.


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  • 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?
  • * {{quote-news
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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