chokehold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chokehold 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"
    • n 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"
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Usage


In news:

Keeps the Box Office in a Chokehold .
Teacher arrested for alleged chokehold .
Even Hulkster's in housing chokehold .
Corporate America's chokehold on wages.
WWE fan dies in cousin's chokehold .
Raul Torres tries to break Democratic Party chokehold , again.
The chokehold on our nation.
California has long had an arti-chokehold on the spiny-leafed vegetable industry in the United States.
Four months into his job, a police officer in Mississippi holds a gun to the head of an unarmed teenager and puts him in a chokehold.
2 officers resign after chokehold probe.
""A chokehold was given to my client.
A Taylor man was charged with simple assault and harassment after he shoved his mother and put her in a chokehold when they argued about him not having a job, police said.
Cris Cyborg 's chokehold serves as a lesson.
Podcast #120: Larger Capacity iPhones on the Horizon and Operation Chokehold.
The low-budget Russian film The Return seems an unlikely candidate for the ubiquitous film-festival darling it has become, let alone a respectable hit on its home turf, where American blockbusters have a chokehold on the local film industry.
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