wrestling hold

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Noun1.wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestlingwrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
rassling, wrestling, grappling - the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
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"
bear hug - a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent
nelson - any of several wrestling holds in which an arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand exerts pressure on the back of the neck
Japanese stranglehold - a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arms are crossed in front of his own neck to exert pressure on his windpipe
lock - any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
scissor grip, scissor hold, scissors grip, scissors hold, scissors - a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze
stranglehold - a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe
toehold - a wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the joints
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As Tarzan had overcome the huge Terkoz that time years before when he had been about to set out upon his quest for human beings of his own kind and colour, so now he overcame this other great ape with the same wrestling hold upon which he had stumbled by accident during that other combat.
with Scotland's most bonkers sports franchise as the stars of Insane Championship Wrestling hold another big night of allaction entertainment.
She began chasing after the man and tackled him to the ground, where she held him in a wrestling hold until authorities arrived.
FOOL NELSON Mickey puts Rachel in a wrestling hold; CHOKE HOLD Mickey wrestles with himself
If you're on your his church, someone has you in a "lion tamer" wrestling hold. Welcome to the Christian Wrestling Federation (CWF).
Stamping press: The Rock's latest wrestling hold, similar in effect to the Spinal Square Knot Squeeze, but with the added embellishment of mashing your opponent's pancreas with your foot.
These fashion beauties might look like they're performing a wrestling hold but they were ordered to wear each other as backpacks - putting faces where the sun doesn't shine.
A A sailor with a wooden leg B A old ten shilling note C A wrestling hold D A knot used on ships' mooring ropes QUESTION 3 - for 3 points: Which dog accompanied the four children in Enid Blyton's Famous Five books?
FOOL NELSON Mickey puts Rachel in a wrestling hold; BODY SLAM Her pulls her in for close up; CHOKE HOLD Mickey Rourke has a wrestle with himself
Despite excruciating pain, Scholl not only refused to let go of the masked miscreant, but eventually subdued her by placing her in a disabling wrestling hold. She then maintained that hold until police, who were summoned by another employee, arrived.
I'm not sure that the tender velvety mesh of branches, roots, bulbs, and stems is not really an interminable wrestling hold; that there isn't perpetual chemical warfare going on among roots, among root-stocks, and among seeds; that there isn't some limitless hyena-ism of the stronger ones against the weaker ones, sick ones, humiliated ones--all of which is obscured in our delusion of a great symbiotic tranquillity, hidden behind the veil of a harmonic biocenosis.