choke hold

a restraining hold, as when one person encircles the neck of another from behind in a viselike grip with the arm.
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chokehold (ˈtʃəʊkˌhəʊld)
1.  the act of holding a person's neck across the windpipe, esp from behind using one arm
2.  complete power or control: the chokehold the mob has had on the town

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