HyperDic: chokehold

English > 2 senses of the word chokehold:
NOUNattributechokehold, stranglehold, throttleholdcomplete power over a person or situation
actchokehold, choke holda restraining hold / hold
chokehold > pronunciation
Rhymesbehold ... wold: 49 rhymes with owld...
English > chokehold: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningcomplete power over a person or situation.
Example "the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public"
Synonymsstranglehold, throttlehold
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanishdominio absoluto
Catalandomini absolut
English > chokehold: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA restraining hold / hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind.
Example"he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"
Synonymchoke hold
Broaderclasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, holdThe act of grasping

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