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choke-hold

choke-hold
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk hohld]
    • /tʃoʊk hoʊld/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk hohld]
    • /tʃoʊk hoʊld/

Definitions of choke-hold word

  • noun choke-hold a restraining hold in which one person encircles the neck of another in a viselike grip with the arm, usually approaching from behind: The suspect was put in a chokehold and was gasping for breath. 1
  • noun choke-hold a stifling grip; stranglehold: a company that once had a chokehold over the PC market. 1

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Parts of speech for Choke-hold

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

choke-hold popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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