chokehold

noun
1. complete power over a person or situation
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corporations have a stranglehold on the media

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the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public

Syn: ↑stranglehold, ↑throttlehold
Hypernyms: ↑power, ↑powerfulness
2. a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
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he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled

Syn: ↑choke hold
Hypernyms:
clasp, ↑clench, ↑clutch, ↑clutches, ↑grasp, ↑grip, ↑hold

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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