(vi) (an impersonal verb describing the passage of time)
(vt) to squeeze, crush (in a hand, or by pressing inward from all sides)
(idiom) to scare someone, to inspire fear in
Literally "it squeezes someone's heart". This is the most neutral way to say that you are afraid of something.
(n) a region/portion of land with many small ponds or lakes
(n) neck (body part)