Definition of Choke hold

1. Noun. A restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind. "He grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"

Exact synonyms: Chokehold
Generic synonyms: Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutches, Grasp, Grip, Hold



Lexicographical Neighbors of Choke Hold

choirmate
choirmates
choirmen
choirmistress
choirmistresses
choirs
choise
choke
choke-full
choke back
choke coil
choke collar
choke collars
choke damp
choke down
choke hold (current term)
choke off
choke pear
choke pears
choke price
choke the luff
choke up
chokeable
chokeberries
chokeberry
chokebore
chokebores
chokecherries
chokecherry

Literary usage of Choke hold

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Police Practices and Civil Rights in New York City: A Report of the United edited by Mary Frances Berry (2000)
"During the trial, the government presented evidence inter alia, that Baez died as a result of a choke hold; eyewitness accounts of ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"We've heard of teams of two young men and a lookout putting men in a choke hold until they pass out. We met a college-age student to whom this happened, ..."

3. Copyright Licensing Regimes Covering Retransmission of Broadcast Signals edited by Howard Coble (2001)
"The antitrust exemption has enabled sports leagues to maintain a choke hold on local teams licensing of telecast rights to their games. ..."

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