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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