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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The fatal chokehold in July was captured on video as Mr Garner was arrested by officers in Staten Island, New York, on suspicion of selling cigarettes illegally.
Artist Matthew Richter is among those who say politicians and corporations have a chokehold on Americans.
Noyes said a masked man grabbed a woman staffer from behind and put her in a chokehold.
Jablin implored conference attendees to call on America's best and brightest from government, business and education to break the chokehold of imported oil from potentially unfriendly nations and consider alternatives, such as the Unified Transportation Network, which are available and feasible today.
Gruesome details emerged of how Corporal Geoffrey McNeill, 32, clawed at his own neck in a bid to break the chokehold inflicted on him by Lance Corporal Richard Farrell, 23.
There was no chokehold involved," he said, referring to the "jugular clamp.
VALENCIA - A woman on an early morning walk Thursday on a Valencia pathway was attacked by a man who held her in a chokehold and scuffled with her on the ground before he fled, sheriff's officials reported Friday.
For five years the country has been held in a chokehold by the burden of the Anglo debt.
Unfortunately, this fact will do nothing to break the chokehold that the Republican and Democrat parties currently have over the presidential debate process.
But much of the bureaucracy remains locked in the chokehold of a can't-do attitude, where friendships and connections are more important to advancement than performance and the blame for classroom failure is too often put at the feet of the children.
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