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chokehold

 
Noun chokehold has 2 senses
  1. stranglehold, chokehold, throttlehold - complete power over a person or situation; "corporations have a strangelhold on the media"; "the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public"
    --1 is a kind of power, powerfulness
  2. chokehold, choke hold - 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"
    --2 is a kind of clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
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