chokehold

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English[edit]

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A chokehold in US soldiers.

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Etymology[edit]

choke +‎ hold

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃoʊkˌhoʊld/
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Noun[edit]

chokehold (plural chokeholds)

  1. (martial arts, wrestling) A grappling hold around the neck that cuts off the flow of air to the brain.
    He put his opponent in a chokehold.
  2. (by extension) A strong and powerful grasp on something
    Your country has a chokehold on our economy.
    • 2021 September 15, Laura Martin, “How talent shows became TV's most bizarre programmes”, in BBC[1]:
      With the music industry releasing their chokehold on these television talent shows, it too is looking to other sources like social media – Wade calls TikTok "one giant talent show" – to find new talent rather than primetime TV.

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Verb[edit]

chokehold (third-person singular simple present chokeholds, present participle chokeholding, simple past and past participle chokeheld)

  1. to put in a chokehold