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Definition of the noun stranglehold

What does stranglehold mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: strangleholds

  1. complete power over a person or situation
    • example: corporations have a stranglehold on the media
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of stranglehold: chokehold / throttlehold
    • more generic words: power / powerfulness = possession of controlling influence
  2. a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: wrestling hold = a hold used in the sport of wrestling

Alternative definition of the noun stranglehold


  1. A grip or control so strong as to stifle or cut off.


  1. "Stranglehold" is a 1994 action film written by Brendan Broderick, Rob Kerchner and Mark Evan Schwartz and directed by Cirio H. Santiago.
  2. "Stranglehold" is a 1931 British drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Isobel Elsom, Garry Marsh and Derrick De Marney.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (84 years ago)

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Google previewChokehold (2003)

Pro Wrestling's Real Mayhem Outside the Ring by Jim Wilson, Jim Wilson & Weldon T. Johnson

Frank Alvin Gotch, an early American wrestling champion, said in 1913 that “The stranglehold is a discarded relic of the early ages of wrestling. It is rightfully barred from championship matches, but still may be an effective means of defense in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Aid and Development Organizations (1996)

by Guy Arnold

Railway fusal was because such a railway would lessen South Africa's economic stranglehold on Southern Africa. Then, in 1965, on a trip to East Africa, China's Prime Minister Zhou En-lai said China would undertake ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2012)

Volume 20: Social Class by Larry J. Griffin, Peggy G. Hargis, Charles Reagan Wilson

Exponential growth of farm tenancy, increased global competition, and the stranglehold of the burgeoning financial and transportation industries collectively spurred an agrarian protest. The rhetoric that accompanied this unrest was polarized ...

Google previewThe Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789 (2011)

by Nicholas Atkin, Michael Biddiss, Frank Tallett

occupied Europe; the publication of clandestine newspapers, vital given the stranglehold which the Nazis enjoyed over the media, though BBC broadcasts to Europe did much to encourage internal dissent; and acts of "passive" resistance, ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

A large number of bhakti poets were women who rejected the bonds of home, family, and institutionalized religion, preferring to seek god—often in the guise of a lover—direcdy; they also rejected the stranglehold of Sanskrit, considered the ...

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Stranglehold Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1T1R1A1N1G2L1E1H4O1L1D2

The value of this 12-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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