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total control over a person or over circumstances; suppression
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. an illegal wrestling hold by which an opponent's breath is choked off.
2. any force or influence that restricts free actions or development.
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|Noun||1.||throttlehold - 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"|
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