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Definition 1: a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe - [noun denoting act]

(stranglehold is a kind of ...) a hold used in the sport of wrestling

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

Samples where stranglehold 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 stranglehold in the sense of this definition

(stranglehold 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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