squeeze play

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Synonyms for squeeze play

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

a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch

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Vista Murrieta executed a perfect bases-loaded squeeze play for two runs to get the game-winning runs.
We tried to squeeze play up the pitch as much as we could, to keep the pressure on Arsenal.
Late game heroics were an early theme for the Hogs, with two walk off home runs and a squeeze play accounting for three of the four early season NCAA tournament resume friendly victories.
Already, IAAEve almost lost the right side-view mirror in a squeeze play exiting the Palisades Parkway and entering the ramp to the George Washington Bridge.
At the time of this writing, it was stalled in Congress, caught in a political squeeze play.
That's where baseball came up with a strategy that it executed every bit as adroitly as a perfectly rendered squeeze play.
This squeeze play leaves the Bush administration holding what looks like an even weaker political hand in Baghdad than it held before.
There's kind of a classic squeeze play going on, and both sides are pretty practical about the choices they have.
The squeeze play, when executed correctly, is virtually impossible to defend.
Schall's flagship show had been running in Nuremberg, only about 100 miles from Munich, and the private exhibition firm pointed its finger at the trade association for causing a squeeze play for exhibitor firms.
In fact, similar "shield laws" exist in Utah, New Jersey, Oregon, Colorado, and Arizona, while several other states, including Ohio, are considering their own version--thanks to a sophisticated squeeze play by pharmaceutical lobbyists and tort-reform activists.
However, the potential commoditization of catastrophic risk coverage combined with the need for consumer friendly functions and services represents a squeeze play on the traditional space of insurers and health plans.
A few minutes later, when Lee and I went to get a drink, the same thing happened to Bobier, though it was six dudes that put on the squeeze play.
Company officials say they will continue to "work closely with asbestos claimants and other creditors," but asbestos victims believe the move is part of a squeeze play that may leave them without any options in the future.