English noun: chokehold
|1.||chokehold (attribute) complete power over a person or situation|
|Samples||Corporations have a stranglehold on the media.|
The president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public.
|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|
|Samples||He grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled.|
|Broader (hypernym)||clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold|