СЖАТЬ _|_ TO SQUEEZE / SZHAT [sʐːatʲ]     

Hint with an alternative definition: to shut & jam tight two sides of something (for example with ties or by jaws) or to squash & squeeze berries to make a jam.

Hint with composition: to get + to set + to cut = сжать

Russian pro-tip: ж-ж-жа (звук машины, пресса) + ть (что-то сжали, раздавили)

Mental visualization: C (compressive force) + Ж (compressible object) + a (leaky content) + Tь(compression from above)