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chokehold Syllabification: choke·hold
Pronunciation: /ˈCHōkhōld/

Definition of chokehold in English:


A tight grip around a person’s neck, used to restrain him or her by restricting breathing: the police have banned chokeholds figurative the southern delegates had the convention in a chokehold
More example sentences
  • One jumped out of the page and grabbed a chokehold around my neck and demanded that I read it.
  • ‘Good reflexes; that's what all the professionals say,’ he answered, he voice steady as he absorbed the impact and grasped for a chokehold at her neck.
  • Caught unaware, the Ace fell once more into the Beast's whims as it quickly appeared before him and then grabbed the young man by the neck in a vicious chokehold.
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