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  • n  complete power over a person or situation
    the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public
  • n  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

  • She ended a match with a woman in her own weight class with a chokehold that left the opponent in convulsions.
  • Microsoft's problem is that there is no reason to believe that it, or any other company, will be able to launch a phone that will break the chokehold that the Blackberry and iPhone .
  • As the price of Brent crude reached a 10-year high of $34 per barrel, angry French truckers and farmers blocked more than 100 oil depots and put a chokehold on much of the nation's .
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  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Spokesman-Review
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - The Wenatchee World
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Spokesman-Review

  • Dierks Bentley in Los Angeles Times
    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...
  • Alan Greenspan in MarketWatch
    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.
  • Bill Nelson in New York Times
    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."

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