Definition of Chokehold

1. Noun. Complete power over a person or situation. "The president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public"

Exact synonyms: Stranglehold, Throttlehold
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness



2. 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: Choke Hold
Generic synonyms: Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutches, Grasp, Grip, Hold

Definition of Chokehold

1. Noun. (martial arts wrestling) A grappling hold around the neck that cuts off the flow of air to the brain ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) A strong and powerful grasp on something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chokehold

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chokehold

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chokeberries
chokeberry
chokebore
chokebores
chokecherries
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chokecherry tree
choked
choked disk
choked the chicken
chokedamp
chokedamps
chokedar
chokedars
chokehold (current term)
chokeholds
chokepoint
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chokers
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choketh
chokey
chokeys
chokidar
chokidars
chokier

Literary usage of Chokehold

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1. Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department edited by Warren Christopher (1998)
"chokehold The chokehold issue was brought before the Police Commission in the early 1980s by City Council members and concerned individuals who felt that ..."

2. Justice on Trial: Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System by Wade J. Henderson (2000)
"After the police officers ordered Lyons out of the car, spread his legs, subjected him to a patdown search, they applied a chokehold on him ..."

3. Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities: Poverty, Inequality edited by Mary Frances Berry (2000)
"I'm talking about the use of the chokehold in Los Angeles where they would turn around—the police chief would turn around and say that the reason black ..."

4. Human Rights Violations in the United States: A Report on U.S. Compliance by Steven R. Shapiro (1993)
"... of the chokehold because he could not allege that he was likely to be stopped by the LAPD again and subjected to a chokehold for insufficient reasons. ..."

5. Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States by Allyson Collins (1998)
"... chokehold and whether he falsely arrested David Baez.104 In February 1997, ... for breaking department rules by using a chokehold, which is prohibited. ..."

6. OECD Economic Surveys by OECD Staff (2004)
"Gazprom has recently concluded a long-term agreement to buy significant volumes of associated gas from the oil company Lukoil, but the gas giant's chokehold ..."

7. Costa Rica Pocket Adventure Guide by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2006)
"We've heard of teams of two young men and a lookout putting men in a chokehold until they pass out. We met a college-age student to whom this happened on ..."

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