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.
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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.
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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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This indicated the attacker had either tried to strangle him or put him in a strong neck hold, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
In a lawsuit against the officers and the city of Minneapolis, which settled for $300,000 in 2007, Burns' fiancee said that police handcuffed Burns before beating and strangling him with an aggressive neck hold that fractured the cartilage around his throat.
An otherwise perfect tour was blighted in stoppage time as No.8 Ross Moriarty was shown a red card for a neck hold on Nicolas Sanchez.
He said that he had found injuries that suggested she had suffered 'pressure to the neck' for at least 15 to 30 seconds, most likely using a broad ligature or neck hold.
This flexibility helps the neck hold a bullet firmly, and also allows the thin walls of the case to expand during firing, sealing the chamber against gas blowback, then contract slightly after pressure drops to allow extraction.
"The neck hold is an extremely dangerous hold, as the officer would well have known.
They say that while force was used to effect arrest, it was reasonable in the circumstances - and specifically deny that Ahmad was punched, struck with the knee more than once, controlled with the cuffs, stamped on or twice placed in a neck hold in the police van.
"As PC Dormand tried to detain Ravi, Allan got the officer in a neck hold and shouted 'I'll bite your face off'," Mr Robson said.
Earlier, Takamatsu pinned Sri Lankan Susantha Attanayaka with a neck hold for an ippon after 44 seconds and later beat Aidar Kabimollayev of Kazakhstan, scoring a ''koka'' in the golden score to reach the semifinals.