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Grab vs. Squeeze — What's the Difference?

Grab vs. Squeeze — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Grab and Squeeze

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Grab

To take or grasp suddenly
Grabbed the letter from me.
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Squeeze

To press hard on or together; compress
Squeezed the balloon until it popped.
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Grab

To capture or restrain; arrest.
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Squeeze

To press gently, as in affection
Squeezed her hand.
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Grab

To obtain or appropriate unscrupulously or forcibly
Grab public funds.
Grab power.
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Squeeze

To exert pressure on, as by way of extracting liquid
Squeeze an orange.
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Grab

To take hurriedly
Grabbed my coat and hat and left.
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Squeeze

To extract by applying pressure
Squeeze juice from a lemon.
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Grab

(Slang) To capture the attention of
A plot that grabs the reader.
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Squeeze

To extract or gain by intimidation or other pressure
Squeezed information out of the suspect.
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Grab

To make a grasping or snatching motion
We grabbed for the life raft.
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Squeeze

To pressure or intimidate (someone) to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment.
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Grab

A sudden attempt to grasp or hold something
Made a grab for the railing.
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Squeeze

To obtain room for by pressure; cram
Squeezed her clothes into the suitcase.
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Grab

A sudden, often unscrupulous taking control or ownership of something
"The imminence of death is reflected in every last power-stroke and grab of the great money bosses" (Dylan Thomas).
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Squeeze

To manage to find time or space for
I asked if she might squeeze me into her busy schedule. Can we squeeze another chair in at your table?.
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Grab

A mechanical device for gripping an object.
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Squeeze

(Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick that that opponent cannot take in bridge.
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Grab

A usually two-masted, sharp-prowed coastal vessel of the Indian Ocean.
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Squeeze

To cause (a run or base runner) to score on a squeeze play.
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Grab

Relating or being an object or device that is grabbed or gripped for support or balance
Installed a grab bar in the shower.
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Squeeze

To call as balls pitches thrown by (a pitcher) near the edges of the strike zone. Used of an umpire.
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Grab

(transitive) To grip suddenly; to seize; to clutch.
I grabbed her hand to pull her back from the cliff edge.
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Squeeze

To give way under pressure
The rubber duck squeaks when it squeezes.
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Grab

(intransitive) To make a sudden grasping or clutching motion (at something).
The suspect suddenly broke free and grabbed at the policeman's gun.
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Squeeze

To exert pressure
Squeezed until my hand hurt.
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Grab

To restrain someone; to arrest.
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Squeeze

To force one's way
Squeeze through a crowd.
Squeeze into a tight space.
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Grab

(transitive) To grip the attention of; to enthrall or interest.
How does that idea grab you?
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Squeeze

The act or an instance of squeezing.
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Grab

(informal) To quickly collect or retrieve.
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Squeeze

A handclasp or brief embrace.
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Grab

(informal) To consume something quickly.
We'll just grab a sandwich and then we'll be on our way.
Is there time to grab a coffee?
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Squeeze

An amount squeezed out
A squeeze of lemon.
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Grab

To take the opportunity of.
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Squeeze

A group crowded together; a crush.
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Grab

(countable) A sudden snatch at something.
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Squeeze

Financial pressure caused by shortages or narrowing economic margins.
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Grab

(countable) An acquisition by violent or unjust means.
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Squeeze

Pressure or intimidation to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment
Thugs who put the squeeze on shopkeepers.
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Grab

(countable) A mechanical device that grabs or clutches.
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Squeeze

(Games) A forced discard of a potentially winning card in bridge.
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Grab

A device for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
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Squeeze

(Baseball) A squeeze play.
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Grab

A sound bite.
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Squeeze

(Slang) One's primary romantic partner or sweetheart.
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Grab

(obsolete) That which is seized.
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Squeeze

(transitive) 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.
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Grab

(uncountable) A simple card game.
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Squeeze

(transitive) To embrace closely; to give a tight hug to.
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Grab

A two- or three-masted vessel used on the Malabar coast.
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Squeeze

(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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Grab

A vessel used on the Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
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Squeeze

(transitive) To remove something with difficulty, or apparent difficulty.
He squeezed some money out of his wallet.
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Grab

A sudden grasp or seizure.
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Squeeze

(transitive) To put in a difficult position by presenting two or more choices.
I'm being squeezed between my job and my volunteer work.
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Grab

An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; - specially applied to devices for withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
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Squeeze

To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass.
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Grab

To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
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Squeeze

To attempt to score a runner from third by bunting.
Jones squeezed in Smith with a perfect bunt.
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Grab

A mechanical device for gripping an object
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Squeeze

An instance of squeezing.
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Grab

The act of catching an object with the hands;
Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
He made a grab for the ball before it landed
Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
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Squeeze

A close or tight fit.
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Grab

Take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of;
Catch the ball!
Grab the elevator door!
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Squeeze

(figuratively) A difficult position.
I'm in a tight squeeze right now when it comes to my free time.
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Grab

Get hold of or seize quickly and easily;
I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale
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Squeeze

A hug or other affectionate grasp.
A gentle squeeze on the arm
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Grab

Make a grasping or snatching motion with the hand;
The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask
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Squeeze

(slang) A romantic partner.
I want to be your main squeeze.
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Grab

Obtain illegally or unscrupulously;
Grab power
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Squeeze

(slang) An illicit alcoholic drink made by squeezing Sterno through cheesecloth, etc., and mixing the result with fruit juice.
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Grab

Take or grasp suddenly;
She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room
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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.
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Grab

Capture the attention or imagination of;
This story will grab you
The movie seized my imagination
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Squeeze

(card games) A play that forces an opponent to discard a card that gives up one or more tricks.
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Squeeze

(caving) A traversal of a narrow passage.
It was a tight squeeze, but I got through to the next section of the cave.
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Squeeze

A moulding, cast or other impression of an object, chiefly a design, inscription etc., especially by pressing wet paper onto the surface and peeling off when dry.
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Squeeze

(mining) The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
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Squeeze

(dated) The situation experienced by a middleman when pressured from both sides, especially financially.
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Squeeze

(dated) A bribe, fee, or extortionary price paid to a middleman, especially in China; the practice of requiring such a bribe or fee.
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Squeeze

To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.
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Squeeze

Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
In a civil war, people must expect to be crushed and squeezed toward the burden.
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Squeeze

To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
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Squeeze

To press; to urge one's way, or to pass, by pressing; to crowd; - often with through, into, etc.; as, to squeeze hard to get through a crowd.
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Squeeze

The act of one who squeezes; compression between bodies; pressure.
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Squeeze

A facsimile impression taken in some soft substance, as pulp, from an inscription on stone.
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Squeeze

The gradual closing of workings by the weight of the overlying strata.
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Squeeze

Pressure or constraint used to force the making of a gift, concession, or the like; exaction; extortion; as, to put the squeeze on someone.
One of the many "squeezes" imposed by the mandarins.
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Squeeze

The act of gripping and pressing firmly;
He gave her cheek a playful squeeze
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Squeeze

A state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
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Squeeze

A situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer;
Increased expenses put a squeeze on profits
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Squeeze

(slang) a person's girlfriend or boyfriend;
She was his main squeeze
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Squeeze

A twisting squeeze;
Gave the wet cloth a wring
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Squeeze

An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
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Squeeze

A tight or amorous embrace;
Come here and give me a big hug
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Squeeze

The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space;
Getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze
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Squeeze

To compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition;
Crush an aluminum can
Squeeze a lemon
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Squeeze

Press firmly;
He squeezed my hand
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Squeeze

Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space;
I squeezed myself into the corner
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Squeeze

To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
She forced him to take a job in the city
He squeezed her for information
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Squeeze

Obtain by coercion or intimidation;
They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him
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Squeeze

Press or force;
Stuff money into an envelope
She thrust the letter into his hand
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Squeeze

Squeeze tightly between the fingers;
He pinched her behind
She squeezed the bottle
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Squeeze

Hug, usually with fondness;
Hug me, please
They embraced
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Squeeze

Squeeze or press together;
She compressed her lips
The spasm contracted the muscle
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