throttlehold
noun Date: 1935 a vicious, strangling, or stultifying control

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • throttlehold — /throt l hohld /, n. a stifling suppression: The new regime kept a throttlehold on academic freedom. [1930 35; THROTTLE + (STRANGLE)HOLD] * * * …   Universalium

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  • throttlehold — throt•tle•hold [[t]ˈθrɒt lˌhoʊld[/t]] n. cvb stranglehold • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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  • chokehold — noun 1. complete power over a person or situation corporations have a stranglehold on the media the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public • Syn: ↑stranglehold, ↑throttlehold • Hypernyms: ↑power, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • powerfulness — noun possession of controlling influence (Freq. 1) the deterrent power of nuclear weapons the power of his love saved her his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade • Syn: ↑power • Ant: ↑powerlessness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • throt|tle|hold — «THROT uhl HOHLD», noun. a strangling hold; suppressive or stifling control: »Figurative. a throttlehold on free speech …   Useful english dictionary

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