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stranglehold

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stranglehold/ˈstræŋgəlˌhoʊld/noun
pluralstrangleholds
stranglehold
/ˈstræŋgəlˌhoʊld/
noun
pluralstrangleholds
Learner's definition of STRANGLEHOLD  
[count]
: an illegal hold in wrestling by which your opponent is choked
: a force or influence that stops something from growing or developing — usually singular — often + on
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