chokehold

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Etymology[edit]

choke +‎ hold

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.

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