/ˈstræŋgəlhoʊld/ (say 'strangguhlhohld)

1. Wrestling a hold in which a wrestler presses his arms against his or her opponent's windpipe, thus stopping their breathing.
2. anything which prevents motion or development of a person or group: *Australia took just two days to transform its grip on the SCG Test to a stranglehold. –aap news, 2000.
3. complete control: a stranglehold on business in the area.
{strangle + hold1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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