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stran·gle·hold

 (străng′gəl-hōld′)
n.
1. Sports An illegal wrestling hold used to choke an opponent.
2. A force, influence, or action that restricts or suppresses freedom or progress. Also called throttlehold.
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stranglehold

(ˈstræŋɡəlˌhəʊld)
n
1. (Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which a wrestler's arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe. See also Japanese stranglehold
2. complete power or control over a person or situation
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stran•gle•hold

(ˈstræŋ gəlˌhoʊld)

n.
1. an illegal wrestling hold by which an opponent's breath is choked off.
2. any force or influence that restricts free actions or development.
[1890–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stranglehold - complete power over a person or situation; "corporations have a stranglehold on the media"; "the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
2.stranglehold - a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
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stranglehold

noun grip, hold, grasp, clutches, iron grip The troops are tightening their stranglehold on the city.
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Translations

stranglehold

[ˈstræŋglhəʊld] N
1. (Sport) → collar m de fuerza
2. (fig) → dominio m completo
to have a stranglehold on sb/sthtener dominio completo sobre algn/monopolizar algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

stranglehold

[ˈstræŋgəlhəʊld] n
(lit)étranglement m
(fig)mainmise f
to have a stranglehold on sth → avoir la mainmise sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

stranglehold

n (lit)Würgegriff m, → Manschette f; (fig)absolute Machtposition (on gegenüber); they have a stranglehold on us (fig)sie haben uns in der Zange
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

stranglehold

[ˈstræŋglˌhəʊld] n (Wrestling) → presa di gola
to have a stranglehold on sb/sth (fig) → tenere qn/qc in pugno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
A police spokesman said: "The use of strangleholds is not acceptable except in extreme circumstances.''
A policeman ousted for using a Star Trek stranglehold has won back his job.