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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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.
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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.
Marcius forced the father of one to the ground and put him in a neck hold.
His attacker inflicted heavy blows to his head, stomach and genitals but the ultimate cause of death was pressure to the neck in the form of blows or some form of neck hold.
Many shooters opted for a neck hold because the tapered neck gave a more precise aiming point at extended ranges--so much so sights were even mechanically built with numbered hold offs for this extended 50-yard B27 target-type shooting.