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- 1. stranglehold, chokehold, throttlehold, power, powerfulness
- usage: 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"
- 2. chokehold, choke hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
- usage: 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"
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