ALL meanings of choke-hold

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  • 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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