stranglehold

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From strangle +‎ hold.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stranglehold ‎(plural strangleholds)

  1. A grip or control so strong as to stifle or cut off.
    For years the company had a stranglehold on the rest of the industry.
    • 2011 July 3, Piers Newbury, “Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final”[1], BBC Sport:
      That record felt like ancient history as the Djokovic of 2011 overcame a slightly edgy start to take a stranglehold on the match.

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Verb[edit]

stranglehold ‎(third-person singular simple present strangleholds, present participle strangleholding, simple past and past participle strangleheld)

  1. to hold a tight grip or control