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θλίβω press, squeeze, pinch, Ar., Dem.:—Pass. of a person heavy-laden, ὡς θλίβομαι! Ar.:—Mid., πολλῆισι φλιῆισι θλίψεται ὤμους he will rub his shoulders against many doorposts, of a beggar, Od. pinch, compress, straiten, Plat.:—Pass. to be compressed, θλιβομένα καλύβα a small, close hut, Theocr.; ὁδὸς τεθλιμμένη a narrow way, NTest.
2.metaph. to oppress, afflict, distress, Arist.

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