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stranglehold

noun stran·gle·hold \ˈstraŋ-gəl-ˌhōld\

: an illegal hold in wrestling by which your opponent is choked

: a force or influence that stops something from growing or developing

Full Definition of STRANGLEHOLD

1
:  an illegal wrestling hold by which one's opponent is choked
2
:  a force or influence that chokes or suppresses freedom of movement or expression

First Known Use of STRANGLEHOLD

1893

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