a restraining hold in which one person encircles the neck of another in a viselike grip with the arm, usually approaching from behind:
The suspect was put in a chokehold and was gasping for breath.
a stifling grip; stranglehold:
a company that once had a chokehold over the PC market.
the act of holding a person’s neck across the windpipe, esp from behind using one arm
complete power or control: the chokehold the mob has had on the town
1962, from choke + hold (n.).
[chohk-point] /ˈtʃoʊkˌpɔɪnt/ noun 1. a place of greatest congestion and often hazard; bottleneck.
[choh-ker] /ˈtʃoʊ kər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a necklace that fits snugly around the neck. 3. a neckcloth or high collar. 4. a chain or cable used to haul logs from the woods. /ˈtʃəʊkə/ noun 1. a woman’s high collar, popular esp in the late 19th century 2. any neckband […]
[choh-ker-set-er] /ˈtʃoʊ kərˌsɛt ər/ noun 1. (in logging) a worker whose job is to fasten a choker to logs.
[chohks] /tʃoʊks/ noun, Informal. 1. a manifestation of caisson disease that is characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and . [chohk] /tʃoʊk/ verb (used with object), choked, choking. 1. to stop the breath of by squeezing or obstructing the windpipe; strangle; stifle. 2. to stop by or as if by strangling or stifling: The sudden wind choked […]