choke hold

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Related to choke hold: Sleeper hold, Blood Choke
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Noun1.choke hold - a restraining holdchoke hold - 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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And she accuses him of locking her in a bathroom, pushing her, putting her in a choke hold, dragging her by the arms and pointing an unloaded gun at her and pulling the trigger.
Meanwhile, intense fighting and an al-Qaeda choke hold mean humanitarian aid has not even been able to reach the area yet.
Mike King hit me with a barrage of punches and when I tried to escape, he got me in a pretty deep choke hold.
Poverty and disease are like a choke hold on millions of families around the world," said Richard Stearns, president of World Vision US.
Somebody up there finally had an epiphany and hockey might now come out of the choke hold it has been suffering and breathe again.
The mother of Eric Garner, who died after a police choke hold in New York City, also attended, in addition to the mother of Tamir Rice.
I tried to walk towards the person in charge to file a complaint, but eight guards started beating me, and one held me in a choke hold," Natalie stated, "A Policewoman came over, and tried to take my bag to withhold my ID; I refused.
CCTV captured both walking out of the patio area when the doorman suddenly grabbed him round the neck in a choke hold.
The law of the land is a choke hold and a phonograph: makes you listen to everything you miss.
A FORMER cage fighter killed a dad using his "party piece" choke hold after his victim accused him of making a pass at his partner.
The latest tensions first erupted in July, when New York police killed dad-of six Eric, 43, after placing him in a fatal choke hold.
The protesters were angry about the lack of an indictment in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died in New York in July by an officer who used a choke hold to subdue him.