What does chokehold mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stranglehold, chokehold, throttleholdnoun

    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 holdnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. chokeholdnoun

    A grappling hold around the neck that cuts off the flow of air to the brain

    He put his opponent in a chokehold.

  2. chokeholdnoun

    A strong and powerful grasp on something

    Your country has a chokehold on our economy.

Wikipedia

  1. Chokehold

    A chokehold, choke, stranglehold or, in Judo, shime-waza (Japanese: 絞技, lit. 'constriction technique') is a general term for a grappling hold that critically reduces or prevents either air (choking) or blood (strangling) from passing through the neck of an opponent. The restriction may be of one or both and depends on the hold used and the reaction of the victim. While the time it takes for the choke to render an opponent unconscious varies depending on the type of choke, the average across all has been recorded as 9 seconds.The lack of blood or air often leads to unconsciousness or even death if the hold is maintained. Chokeholds are used in martial arts, combat sports, self-defense, law enforcement and in military hand to hand combat applications. They are considered superior to brute-force manual strangling, which generally requires a large disparity in physical strength to be effective. Rather than using the fingers or arms to attempt to crush the neck, chokeholds effectively use leverage such as figure-four holds or collar holds that use the clothes to assist in the constriction. The terminology used varies; in most martial arts, the term "chokehold" or "choke" is used for all types of grappling holds that strangle. This can be misleading as most holds aim to strangle not choke with the exception of "air chokes" (choking means "to have severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air"). In Judo terminology, "blood chokes" are referred to as "strangleholds" or "strangles" while "air chokes" are called "chokeholds" or "chokes". In forensics, the terms "strangle" and "stranglehold" designate any type of neck compression, while in law-enforcement they are referred to as "neck holds".

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  1. chokehold

    A chokehold is a physical maneuver, generally performed in martial arts, law enforcement or in physical fights, which involves gripping the opponent tightly around the neck, restricting his or her ability to breathe, and potentially causing unconsciousness or death. This is typically achieved by applying pressure against the trachea (windpipe) and/or against the carotid arteries to restrict blood flow to the brain. Use of chokeholds is controversial due to the potential for serious injury or fatality. The term can also be used figuratively to describe a situation where one is severely restricted or repressed.

Wikidata

  1. Chokehold

    A chokehold, choke, stranglehold or, in Judo, shime-waza is a general term for grappling hold that critically reduces or prevents either air or blood from passing through the neck of an opponent. The restriction may be of one or both and depends on the hold used and the reaction of the victim. The lack of blood or air may lead to unconsciousness or even death if the hold is maintained. Chokeholds are used in martial arts, combat sports, self-defense, law enforcement and in military hand to hand combat applications. They are considered superior to brute-force manual strangling, which generally requires a large disparity in physical strength to be effective. Rather than using the fingers or arms to attempt to crush the neck, chokeholds effectively use leverage such as figure-four holds or collar holds that use the clothes to assist in the constriction. . The terminology used varies, in most martial arts, the term "chokehold" or "choke" is used for all types of grappling holds that strangle. This can be misleading as most holds aim to strangle not choke with the exception of "air chokes". In Judo terminology, "blood chokes" are referred to as "strangleholds" or "strangles" while "air chokes" are called "chokeholds" or "chokes". In forensics the terms "strangle" and "stranglehold" designate any type of neck compression, while in law-enforcement they are referred to as "neck holds".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chokehold in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chokehold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of chokehold in a Sentence

  1. Stuart London:

    He indicated he never used a chokehold, he used a takedown technique he was taught in the academy. He said he never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Mr. Garner.

  2. Judge Brady O’Callaghan:

    Stop telling her you're sorry- Judge Brady O’Callaghan to politician Melvin G. Slack in a September 1, 2022 protective order hearing, after Slack apologized repeatedly to Global Activist Greshun De Bouse concerning putting her in a chokehold

  3. Eric Adams:

    I’m opposed to the chokehold ... but when you’re saying you cannot touch someone’s chest ... it’s just not realistic.

  4. Stuart London:

    Daniel Pantaleo indicated Daniel Pantaleo never used a chokehold, daniel Pantaleo used a takedown technique Daniel Pantaleo was taught in the academy. Daniel Pantaleo said Daniel Pantaleo never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Eric Garner.

  5. The Real PR Team:

    If this got outa hand any kind of way I apologize.-Mayoral Candidate Melvin Slack to Activist Greshun De Bouse concerning putting her in a chokehold.

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