choke hold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n choke hold 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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Usage

In literature:

I thought I should choke; but I caught hold of one of the buttons on his coat, and spoke as fast as I could.
"Little Prudy" by Sophie May
He wanted to fall on Pete; to lay hold of him, to choke him.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Armstrong got a hold on the neck of his assailant and choked him until he let go.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
With a choke she ran towards him, holding up her hands with horror.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
For the dust choked him, and the view of Lucy's back as she sat holding the parasol over her cousin did not cheer.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Why, the old fellow would choke both of you boys if he could get hold of you just now.
"Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation" by James Otis
One of the men holding him gave a choking gasp and reeled sideways.
"Poisoned Air" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
Venus burst into her drawing-room holding her sides, almost choking.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
If I could get hold of Ben Smart, I would choke him.
"Try Again" by Oliver Optic
Honor's hand slipped from his hold and she rose to her knees, choked with grief and longing.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Charles Abbott, raising, holding poised, the chair, and lowering it, was choked with the grappling horror before him.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The young man gave a stifled yelp and choked, holding his arms out as though in supplication.
"Command" by William McFee
Now load each end of the choke stick with small laps of wood to insure holding whatever may catch.
"Deadfalls and Snares" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Besides, it chokes me to speak of it; raises a storm in me that there's no holding.
"The Pioneers" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
I finally choked him till he loosened his hold and flung him ten feet away.
"Fly Fishing in Wonderland" by Klahowya
It took hold of me, choked me, sickened me.
"Our House" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Then the sailor let go his hold and the King staggered to a seat, choking and coughing to get his breath back.
"Sky Island" by L. Frank Baum
Gramont choked back any response, holding himself to silence with a firm will.
"The Mardi Gras Mystery" by H. Bedford-Jones
I was not coward enough to call for help; I caught hold of his neck with both hands and squeezed him till he was nearly choked.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The boy tried hard to hold back his sobs, which were nearly choking him.
"The Wee Scotch Piper" by Madeline Brandeis
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In poetry:

Winfreda swept him o'er the wold
And choked him till his gums were blue,
And till, beneath her iron hold,
His tongue hung out a yard or two,
And with his hair the riven ground
Was strewn for many leagues around.
"Winfreda" by Eugene Field
We summer boys in this four-winded spinning,
Green of the seaweed's iron,
Hold up the noisy sea and drop her birds,
Pick the world's ball of wave and froth
To choke the deserts with her tides,
And comb the county gardens for a wreath.
"I See The Boys Of Summer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Uncle Sam's choke-hold on innovation.
Choke hold violated man's rights, justices rule.
Man Puts Wife In Choke-Hold , Drags Her Around.
A Louisiana man died at his own "Wrestlemania 28" party after he refused to "tap out" of his younger, much smaller cousin's "rear naked choke hold ," causing him to stop breathing, police said.
Drought has western Utah in choke hold .
Drought has western Utah in choke hold.
Gadsden City High School wrestler Hannah Gladden (left) applies a choke hold to an opponent on April 28.
Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold.
Former WWE star Shawn Daivari gave one out of control passenger a choke hold he won't soon forget.
The Democrats have a choke -hold.
Passenger Had To Put Panicked Pilot 'In A Choke Hold'.
Uncle Sam's choke -hold on innovation.
"He was bent over, handcuffs in front of him, and the deputy had him in a choke hold," Damato told us.
Daivari, sitting on the train witnessing all this, got up from his seat, removed his glasses and jacket, and put Blair in a rear naked choke hold, restraining the passenger until the train's next stop.
Daivari responded by putting the instigator in a rear naked choke hold.
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