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    chokehold - Dictionary definition and meaning for word chokehold

    (noun) complete power over a person or situation
    Synonyms : stranglehold , throttlehold
    Example Sentence
    • corporations have a stranglehold on the media
    • the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public
    (noun) a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
    Synonyms : choke hold
    Example Sentence
    • he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled
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