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Noun: stranglehold  'strang-gul,hówld
  1. Complete power over a person or situation
    "corporations have a stranglehold on the media";
    - chokehold, throttlehold
  2. A wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe

Derived forms: strangleholds

Type of: power, powerfulness, wrestling hold

Encyclopedia: Stranglehold