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English noun: chokehold

1. chokehold (attribute) complete power over a person or situation

SamplesCorporations have a stranglehold on the media.
The president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public.

Synonymsstranglehold, throttlehold

Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness

2. chokehold (act) a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind

SamplesHe grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled.

Synonymschoke hold

Broader (hypernym)clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

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