Stranglehold



[strang-guh l-hohld] /ˈstræŋ gəlˌhoʊld/
noun
1.
Wrestling. an illegal hold by which an opponent’s breath is choked off.
2.
a restraining hold in which one person uses an arm to encircle the neck of another; a chokehold.
3.
any force or influence that restricts the free actions or development of a person or thing; a stifling grip:
to break the stranglehold of superstition.
stranglehold
/ˈstræŋɡəlˌhəʊld/
noun
1.
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler’s arms are pressed against his opponent’s windpipe See also Japanese stranglehold
2.
complete power or control over a person or situation

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