Definition of Stranglehold

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

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



2. Noun. A wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe.
Generic synonyms: Wrestling Hold

Definition of Stranglehold

1. Noun. A grip or control so strong as to stifle or cut off. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stranglehold

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stranglehold

strangeonia
strangeonium
strangeoniums
stranger
stranger danger
strangered
strangering
strangerlike
strangers
stranges
strangest
stranging
strangle
strangleable
strangled
stranglehold (current term)
strangleholds
stranglement
stranglements
strangler
strangler fig
strangler tree
stranglers
strangles
stranglest
strangleth
strangling
stranglingly
stranglings
strangolapreti

Literary usage of Stranglehold

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

1. Woodrow Wilson: His Career, His Statesmanship, and His Public Policies by Hester Eloise Hosford (1912)
"We had a preliminary skirmish and the stranglehold was broken, and if ever I saw a happy, relieved, self-respecting body of gentlemen, it was those New ..."

2. Woodrow Wilson: His Career, His Statesmanship, and His Public Policies by Hester Eloise Hosford (1912)
"We had a preliminary skirmish and the stranglehold was broken, and if ever I saw a happy, relieved, self-respecting body of gentlemen, it was those New ..."

3. Woodrow Wilson and New Jersey Made Over by Hester Eloise Hosford (1912)
"We had a preliminary skirmish and the stranglehold was broken, and if ever I saw a happy, relieved, self-respecting body of gentlemen, it was those New ..."

4. Selected Articles on the Compulsory Arbitration and Compulsory Investigation by Lamar Taney Beman (1920)
"... conditions so one class has a stranglehold on the rest of the public, and then proceeds to use that stranglehold under the guise of individual liberty. ..."

5. Selected Articles on the Compulsory Arbitration and Compulsory Investigation by Lamar Taney Beman (1920)
"... conditions so one class has a stranglehold on the rest of the public, and then proceeds to use that stranglehold under the guise of individual liberty. ..."

6. Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives by United States Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary (1920)
"Should you pass that law, you would put it in the hands of the South to increase its stranglehold upon 12000000 of people. Are you willing to do that? ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Outlook 112: 243 F 2 '16 Refusal of the allies to release the stranglehold on Germany, map Cur Opinion 60:161-4 Mr '16 Sea-power and its limits. ..."

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