Definition of chokehold in English:

chokehold

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noun

  • A tight grip round a person’s neck, used to restrain them by restricting their breathing: the police have banned chokeholds figurative the southern delegates had the convention in a chokehold
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    • 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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