chokehold chokehold  /ˈtʃoʊk ˌhoʊld/


  1. (n) complete power over a person or situation
  2. (n) a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind


  1. She ended a match with a woman in her own weight class with a chokehold that left the opponent in convulsions.
  2. But the financial chokehold and the rising chaos it provoked has clearly weakened the authority of both President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.


  1. Spokane deputy used chokehold to subdue man

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a Spokane County deputy used a chokehold on a man who confronted deputies outside a South Hill gym. The Spokesman-Review reports Friday ( ) 34-year-old William Berger stopped breathing after the chokehold and eventually died.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  2. Deputy used chokehold on man - Fri, 14 Jun 2013 PST

    The man who died last week following a confrontation with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym stopped breathing after being put into a chokehold, according to new details released Thursday. The deputy who used the hold, technically referred to as a lateral vascular neck restraint, did so only after 34-year-old William Berger kept struggling despite three shocks with a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  3. Tasered man stopped breathing after chokehold - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

    New details released today indicate that the man who died last week following a confrontation with Spokane County Sheriff's deputies stopped breathing after one of the deputies put him in chokehold designed to restrict blood flow to the brain.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

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  1. "Generally how it works in country is that you build your brand, then you put a chokehold on it and stay with what works," Bentley said in his NBC dressing room backstage in Burbank a few hours before a recent appearance on "The Tonight Show...
    on Jun 5, 2010 By: Dierks Bentley Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Saddam Hussein was obviously seeking to get a chokehold on the Strait of Hormuz," Greenspan said, referring to the narrow waterway at the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which oil-carrying vessels pass.
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Alan Greenspan Source: MarketWatch

  3. "The crisis is coming," Mr. Nelson said. "And so America must act now, before soaring prices and a dependence on foreign oil puts a chokehold on our economy and military."
    on Apr 22, 2006 By: Bill Nelson Source: New York Times

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