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Noun: chokehold  'chowk,hówld
  1. Complete power over a person or situation
    "the president applied a chokehold to labour disputes that inconvenienced the public";
    - stranglehold, throttlehold
  2. 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 jewellery, and then fled";
    - choke hold

Derived forms: chokeholds

Type of: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold, power, powerfulness

Encyclopedia: Chokehold