stranglehold

US [ˈstræŋɡ(ə)lˌhoʊld]
UK [ˈstræŋɡ(ə)lˌhəʊld]
  • n.束缚;掐脖子;卡脖子;压制
  • Web勒颈;枪神;压制自由
Plural Form:strangleholds  
stranglehold
n.
1.
掐脖子;卡脖子a strong hold around sb's neck that makes it difficult for them to breathe
2.
~ (on sth)
压制;束缚complete control over sth that makes it impossible for it to grow or develop well
The company now had a stranglehold on the market.
这家公司现在垄断了市场。

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