ALL meanings of chokehold

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  • noun chokehold the act of holding a person's neck across the windpipe, esp from behind using one arm 3
  • noun chokehold complete power or control 3
  • noun chokehold a technique for restraining or subduing a person by locking one's arms around the person's neck 3
  • noun chokehold firm or absolute control over some activity, process, etc. 3
  • noun chokehold A tight grip around a person’s neck, used to restrain him or her by restricting breathing. 1
  • noun chokehold 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 chokehold a stifling grip; stranglehold: a company that once had a chokehold over the PC market. 1
  • noun chokehold (martial arts, wrestling) A grappling hold around the neck that cuts off the flow of air to the brain. 0
  • noun chokehold (by extension) A strong and powerful grasp on something. 0
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