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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He unlocked the box and dipped Michael out with the customary strangle-hold on the neck.
The cold war between the Saudi-led Arab bloc and Qatar had put a strangle-hold on the number of Qatari pilgrims able to reach Mecca by Aug.
But Saddam's ouster in 2003 cracked Baghdad's strangle-hold on the country he used toxic gas to suppress Kurds shortly after an early 1991 war with the US to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation since August 1990 and Kurdish aspirations for independence picked up steam in March 1991).
For this, President Erdogan and his aggressive son-in-law Berat Albayrak, a tycoon who is Turkey's minister of energy, are relying on the ENR, one of the most powerful bodies directly linked to the White House, and the EU's Energy Commission whose priority is to find alternatives to Russia in view of Putin's strangle-hold over it.
The Swans strengthened their strangle-hold on eighth place in the Premier League leaving the Potters and West Ham trailing six points behind them whilst the showing, an untypical game of two halves from the home side, also set whispers of European football buzzing about the Liberty Stadium.
England's strangle-hold grew when Lichfield prop Justine Lucas grounded from a rolling maul down the left, McLean's goal-kicking radar unusually off-beam.
And this suggestion of trying to improve the system while remaining wholly within it, is impractical because the persons holding a strangle-hold on the system and exploiting its weaknesses are unlikely to be willing to plug the loopholes.
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An approach into Hosea Kutako International Airport late Tuesday afternoon, again demonstrated the strangle-hold the reigning weather pattern has on our rainfall season.
EU countries support fracking in Algeria's deserts as an alternative to Russia's gas strangle-hold.
had a strangle-hold on publishers, it could charge pretty much whatever it wanted; now that times are different, it has to come up with new revenue to offset disaffected newspapers.