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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of squeeze.


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  • Just when you think we squoze (yes, that's a word) the blogosphere dry, we've added a new "SF Signal Irregular", His name is Pete Tzinski and while you trying to figure out if you liked Watchmen, he posted part 1 of an article that will make your midi-chlorians spin: Why the Star Wars Prequels Are Actually Good (Part 1).

    March 2009

  • There are times it just refuses to be squoze, as it were.

    Should vs. Must?

  • You're absolutely correct that sometimes "it refuses to be squoze", and you're correct that my example of "haber" doesn't literally mean "should" in Spanish.

    Should vs. Must?

  • They squoze him through the doorway and the piano by lifting it straight in the air and then dropping it, which ruined the piano and its ornately carved wooden case.

    My life as a woman

  • When he see this dog a-coming 'round, he fired this punk, split open a corn-cake and _squoze_ the intestine inside, all nice and slab, and threw out the lot.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • I picked up the cigarette package again; it squoze down even though I tried to treat it gentle; I felt like Lenny, pinching the head off of the mouse.

    Highways in Hiding

  • It was in good shape except that the insides had been squoze out of the mince pie and somebodied set a trunk on the turky.

    Dere Mable Love Letters of a Rookie

  • That's whar us Yanks left our back door ajar and Johnson stuck his foot in: kep 'it thar, too, till he got it squoze off by old Slocum.

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays

  • I squoze the bulb and jumped twenty foot over the remark she made.

    Arizona Nights

  • When he see this dog a-coming 'round, he fired this punk, split open a corn-cake and squoze the intestine inside, all nice and slab, and threw out the lot.

    The Lincoln Story Book


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  • ".@Dave_llb It's not. 'Squoze' is a made-up word. But then again, all words are made-up ..." Cmdr. Hadfield.

    April 27, 2014

  • She parked so close that I was squoze between the car door and the truck next to us and couldn't get out.

    June 9, 2009

  • "Don't tell me you snuck into father's laboratory!"

    "Yes, goosewit," said Yorick, "and I invented a new potion. But when I tasted it, za-zing! I was no bigger than a cockroach. So I squoze under the door and here I am!"

    - William Steig, The Toy Brother

    September 14, 2008

  • It's a very cute word. Especially in umpteen-point Palatino, as it is. Sassy, yet authoritative, yet ridiculous.

    October 26, 2007

  • Excellent, rocks. This only adds more proof to my claim that madeupical words are sometimes better than real ones. :-)

    October 26, 2007

  • So it's only in past tense, but it's also only transitive and active?

    Yeah. I like it.

    October 26, 2007

  • Yes, I've always used it as the past tense of squeeze. It just fits better than squeezed in most cases (an exception being "squeezed in between").


    "Who squoze the juice?"

    "She squoze all the water from the washcloth."

    "I squoze my eyes shut." (But I'd still say, "My eyes were squeezed shut.")

    October 26, 2007

  • It works.

    October 26, 2007

  • We need more strong verbs in English!

    October 26, 2007

  • It works well as the past tense of squeeze. As in, "I squoze a lemon into my tea."

    October 26, 2007

  • What is it? Is it like squeeze?

    October 26, 2007

  • I'm with you, rocks. This is an awesome word.

    Actually, I mistyped word as "worrd," and decided that's a good one too. So thanks!

    October 26, 2007

  • I've been saying this all my life. I totally believed it was unmadeupical until a few years ago when multiple friends started hassling me to produce a published dictionary definition.

    I've been pouting ever since.

    October 26, 2007