A squeeze (squeeze on sb: putting someone under pressure to do something specific) or a squeeze play is a big reraise in the first round of betting after one player has raised and at least one more has called the raise after him. Ideally, while the first player gives up his hand because he is trapped between two or more opponents and does not know what the players are going to do after him, the second player and all following him often do not have such a strong hand that they with her a raise and then call a reraise.

If the reraise is still called, there is still the possibility to draw the pot in the following betting round with a continuation bet.