chokehold

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choke·hold

 (chōk′hōld′)
n.
A restraining move in which one person seizes another around the neck in a tight grip, typically from behind.

chokehold

(ˈtʃəʊkˌhəʊld)
n
1. the act of holding a person's neck across the windpipe, esp from behind using one arm
2. complete power or control: the chokehold the mob has had on the town.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chokehold - complete power over a person or situation; "corporations have a stranglehold on the media"; "the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
2.chokehold - a restraining holdchokehold - a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind; "he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
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One would make it a crime for officers to subdue suspects with chokeholds.
First of all, the NYPD has a policy barring chokeholds.
Chokeholds are prohibited by New York police regulations, but the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the municipal police union, said the officers involved in the Garner incident had acted within the law.
This DVD demonstrates Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques plus additional grappling techniques: postures, controls, passing the guard, turnovers, locks, chokeholds, defenses, and how to get out of a hold.
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These were the days of the infamous chokeholds, long since banned.
18) The Supreme Court ruled that Lyons did not allege a sufficient probability of future injury to seek an injunction against the use of chokeholds in situations involving no threat of immediate deadly force.
But on the Internet, folks who can't tell the male end of a dongle from a TCP stack are often suckers for silly claims about chokeholds.
Lyons, a 1983 case involving the Los Angeles Police Department's use of illegal chokeholds, the Supreme Court said the plaintiff had no standing to sue for an injunction even though he suffered permanent larynx damage and blacked out because of the chokehold.