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Meaning of “stranglehold” in the English Dictionary

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strangleholdnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈstræŋɡlhəʊld/ disapproving
complete ​control over a ​market, an ​industry, etc. that does not ​allowfaircompetition from other ​businesses: break/loosen/tighten a stranglehold The Association ​campaigned for America to ​break the stranglehold of ​foreignoil.have a stranglehold on/over sth The ​banks still have a stranglehold on the ​creditcardmarket, despite many new ​providersofferinglowerinterestrates.
(Definition of stranglehold from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stranglehold”
in Chinese (Simplified) 压制,钳制, 束缚…
in Turkish aşırı baskı/kontrol, yıldırıcı/boğucu hâkimiyet…
in Russian мертвая хватка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壓制,箝制, 束縛…
in Polish pełna kontrola…
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