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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She made her debut fight in thisdivision on February 3 and defeated Brazilian Priscilla Cachoeira by a chokehold.
Focus: Prisoner Eighth Amendment Violation Terry Davis, an Indiana prisoner, sued two prison guards alleging that they punched him repeatedly, put him in a chokehold, and placed a plastic bag over his headall gratuitously and thus in violation of his rights under the Eighth Amendment.
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In 2014, her father, Eric Garner, who was black, was stopped on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes and died after a white police officer subdued him with a chokehold.
Eric Garner's death drew national attention after he was put in a chokehold by NYPD officers for selling illegal loose cigarettes despite declaring "I can't breathe.
NYT Washington The oldest daughter of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying calls of"I can't breathe" after he was placed in a chokehold by a police officer became a protest chant across the country, has been hospitalized following a heart attack, her mother said on Monday.
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The Russian champion also submitted Jadambaa via the same chokehold in their first encounter nearly a year ago.
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We didn't know anything about a chokehold or hands to the neck until the video came out," said a former senior police official with direct knowledge of the investigation.
Trevor, 60, and Scott restrained him in a chokehold after mum Jill, 59, raised the alarm.