squeeze play

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squeeze play (plural squeeze plays)

  1. (baseball) The tactic of bunting the ball to help a runner at third base score. [1905]
    The squeeze play is on! Jones bunts, and Smith scores from third.
  2. (figuratively) An instance of 'squeezing' someone: a use of pressure or force to achieve one's goal. [1916]
  3. (bridge) The tactic of running a suit to compel another player to waste potentially winning cards. [1926]
    Squeeze play is an important part of the endgame.
  4. (poker) The tactic of reraising a raiser and a caller to compel one or both to fold, often as a bluff.


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