choke hold

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Synonyms for choke hold

a restraining hold

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The New York City Chief Medical Examiner's office ruled that Garner's death was a homicide induced by "compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police".
I spun him around and got him in the choke hold again.
He continued: "I put him in the choke hold and said 'Stevie calm down, calm down'."
Davies then put his friend into a choke hold, "squeezing to the point of suffocation" - the victim "pretended to be dead" to get his attacker to let go, something that was to be repeated another three times.
The Russian ended McGregor's attempt to win back the title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round, which then sparked a mass brawl.
After his rear naked choke hold forced McGregor into submission, the lightweight king scaled the Octagon and attacked McGregor's stable-mate Dillon Danis.
Phillips used a choke hold on the driver, which he learned from the military, to restrain the driver.
A ROBBER caught in a choke hold by a cage fighter after he mugged an 83-year-old woman for her purse is behind bars today.
Our country remains at a choke hold as political and socioeconomic problems continue to undermine our ability to flourish.
The officer identified as Sun Pisal securely restrains Panha while another officer has him in a choke hold. Pisal then kicks Panha, who is in handcuffs, while berating him.
Gubair Boshir, 19, grabbed his victim in a choke hold before attacking him with a knife and inflicting eight stab wounds that left him with scarring to his face and body.
It is the belief of this unheard of, absent of accolade author that great literature should not be lost due to the choke hold publishing tycoons have on the book industry.
Jones, of Seiriol Road, Bangor, put Mr Jailed: David Jones, 21 Taylor in a choke hold and only ended the attack when a member of the public shouted at him to stop.
Meanwhile, intense fighting and an al-Qaeda choke hold mean humanitarian aid has not even been able to reach the area yet.