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A restraining move in which one person seizes another around the neck in a tight grip, typically from behind.
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
|2.||chokehold - 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"|
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