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stran·gle·hold

 (străng′gəl-hōld′)
n.
1. Sports An illegal wrestling hold used to choke an opponent.
2. A force, influence, or action that restricts or suppresses freedom or progress. Also called throttlehold.

stranglehold

(ˈstræŋɡəlˌhəʊld)
n
1. (Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which a wrestler's arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe. See also Japanese stranglehold
2. complete power or control over a person or situation

stran•gle•hold

(ˈstræŋ gəlˌhoʊld)

n.
1. an illegal wrestling hold by which an opponent's breath is choked off.
2. any force or influence that restricts free actions or development.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stranglehold - 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.stranglehold - a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling

stranglehold

noun grip, hold, grasp, clutches, iron grip The troops are tightening their stranglehold on the city.
Translations

stranglehold

[ˈstræŋglhəʊld] N
1. (Sport) → collar m de fuerza
2. (fig) → dominio m completo
to have a stranglehold on sb/sthtener dominio completo sobre algn/monopolizar algo

stranglehold

[ˈstræŋgəlhəʊld] n
(lit)étranglement m
(fig)mainmise f
to have a stranglehold on sth → avoir la mainmise sur qch

stranglehold

n (lit)Würgegriff m, → Manschette f; (fig)absolute Machtposition (on gegenüber); they have a stranglehold on us (fig)sie haben uns in der Zange

stranglehold

[ˈstræŋglˌhəʊld] n (Wrestling) → presa di gola
to have a stranglehold on sb/sth (fig) → tenere qn/qc in pugno
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