Definitions of chokehold
  1. noun
    a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
    synonyms: choke hold
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    type of:
    clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
    the act of grasping
  2. noun
    complete power over a person or situation
    “the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public”
    synonyms: stranglehold, throttlehold
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    type of:
    power, powerfulness
    possession of controlling influence
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