choke hold

noun
a restraining hold, as when one person encircles the neck of another from behind in a viselike grip with the arm.
Also, chokehold.
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choke hold

noun
a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind; "he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled" [syn: chokehold
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Example sentences
One of the males put him in a choke hold while holding a knife to his throat.
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