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stranglehold

a wrestling hold in which a wrestler's arms are pressed against his opponent's windpipe
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Bullman was the larger of the two men and soon had his opponent in the lethal chokehold. A security guard arrived at the scene and saw Mr.
We must move forward together,' he said 11 times, repeating the times that Garner had said 'I can't breathe', as Pantaleo held him in a chokehold.
O'Neill said he thought Pantaleo's use of the banned chokehold as he wrestled with Garner was a mistake that could have been made by any officer in the heat of an arrest.
The planners, in their determination to block German movement, also decided to level some French towns "beyond the beach," such as Saint-L6 and Lisieux, in order to form "chokeholds" where rubble-blocked streets would obstruct the passage of German reinforcements.
Today, a rapidly urbanising and educated middle class is finally fighting the chokehold that the feudals have on our country.
They moved to restrain him, placing him in a chokehold position and covering his mouth.
Ross Moriarty has issued a message to the "maggots" criticising him online after the controversial chokehold incident in the dying minutes of Wales' win over Argentina on Saturday.
"Hirsch came up from behind Bernfeld and wrapped his arm around her to put her in a chokehold," the court documents stated.
One of the most alarming problems facing the planet today is the chokehold of plastic, particularly the use of single-use plastics.
Unfortunately, politics of Gulluism is taking chokehold in our society.
Santos took gold after a chokehold forced Rodrigues into submission.