choke hold

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Related to choke hold: Sleeper hold, Blood Choke
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Noun1.choke hold - a restraining holdchoke hold - 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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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Justice Department announced it won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 choke hold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose death fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement as the nation confronted a long history of police brutality.
After a cagey opening few seconds, Wilde - nicknamed The Experimnent - managed to floor Primus, only for the American to trap the Wednesfield fighter in a choke hold. He then celebrated by putting his finger to his lips to a raucous Birmingham crowd, who were fully behind the British fighter.
She positioned herself to prevent the suspect from putting her into a choke hold and reached for her Taser.
The game involves one person being held in a choke hold with their neck squeezed until they almost pass out.
Hotshots overcome weary legs, avoid 0-3 !-- -- MANILA, Philippines Magnolia finally got out of Rain or Shine's choke hold, breaking through with an 85-74 victory to cut the Elasto Painters' lead in the PBA Philippine Cup semis to 2-1 last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
"I put him in the choke hold and said 'Stevie calm down, calm down'."
A WORKER who admitted his actions in restraining his boss in a choke hold led to his death is today a free man after he was cleared of killing him.
Sinckler gave away successive penalties at a key stage of the Guinness Six Nations title showdown as a 10-3 interval lead ebbed away, a late hit on Gareth Anscombe and choke hold on Alun Wyn Jones resulting in referee Jaco Peyper's intervention.
The victim tried to fight back, but Bardsley put him in a choke hold during the robbery on Monday, July 9, last year.
Court papers reveal Devlin admitted the charges that, while acting with another unknown male, he assaulted Mr Graemer by seizing him by the body, placed him in choke hold and punched him to the face, all to his injury.
"As long as the athletes turn up they don't care and unfortunately they have athletes in a choke hold because they can't earn any money commercially.
Swansea Crown Court heard 32-year-old Davies had convictions for assaults on two previous partners, one of whom he had also put in a "choke hold".