Strangle hold

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Stran´gle hold

1.(Wrestling) a hold by which one's opponent is choked. It is usually not allowed.
2.a forceful influence that strongly inhibits freedom of action; as, the oil price jump put a stranglehold on the economy.
Zona believes that Microsoft's entry into this fray breaks what has been, by all appearances, Netscape's stranglehold on the Internet. Microsoft is not licensing any technology from Netscape, and as part of this announcement, several alliances which historically would have been with Netscape were included. The impact of this announcement on Netscape was huge.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 6, 1996 - If Microsoft Corp. CEO Bill Gates were a plumber, he would control all the water in the world and force anyone who wanted some of the precious liquid to cut a deal with him.
With that statement, Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison closed a question-and-answer session with reporters and analysts held here Tuesday at Oracle OpenWorld. During his hour-long appearance, Ellison agitated in favor of low-cost, generic network computers and against Windows-based PCs.
"The notion of one company controlling the whole [computer] industry is shocking and unacceptable," Ellison said, referring to what he describes as Microsoft's stranglehold on PCs through its ubiquitous Windows operating systems.
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The plant man was well muscled, heavy, and powerful but my earthly sinews and greater agility, in conjunction with the deathly strangle hold I had upon him, would have given me, I think, an eventual victory had we had time to discuss the merits of our relative prowess uninterrupted.
the heat and heart of the July festival's final day is the Group 1 Darley July Cup, in which Commonwealth Cup winner Muhaarar and Brazen Beau have a strangle hold on the market.
4 per cent last year from 2013 -- but one surprising find in Gartner's study is that the two top competitors are losing their strangle hold on the market.
The US has a strangle hold on every dollar-denominated transaction in the world.
Llan kept the strangle hold on Flint, who did add a further penalty before Tom Jones scored in the corner, Claybrook converting.
because that is where their power base lies and without it they lose their strangle hold.
During that we know that Assia struggled to try and break the defendant's strangle hold on her - there were scratches left on his face.
Dreaming of breaking the strangle hold of the 'Big Four'- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, the flamboyant French player said that it is necessary for him to have a big trophy since he has only a few years left on his career, the Guardian reports.
The strangle hold of the Atlantic high pressure cell in the upper air above 35000 feet has grown in spread as well as in depth.
But Norwich were still a threat, as Cameron King was only inches from increasing his side's strangle hold on the game at the far post only to side-foot badly wide.
By ND Prashant/Doha Mark Cavendish of Omega Pharma-QuickStep took a strangle hold on the Tour of Qatar title by winning the 154km penultimate stage between Al Zubara Fort and Madinat Al Shamal here yesterday.
Look at all the projects that are around Worcester that are shut down because there's a strangle hold for the federal funds from the Republican Congress.