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Definition 1: a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind - [noun denoting act]

Samples where chokehold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled

Synonyms for chokehold in the sense of this definition

(chokehold is a kind of ...) the act of grasping

"he released his clasp on my arm" "he has a strong grip for an old man" "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

Definition 2: complete power over a person or situation - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where chokehold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • corporations have a stranglehold on the media
  • the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public

Synonyms for chokehold in the sense of this definition

(chokehold is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

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