Strangle hold

Definition of Strangle hold

Stran´gle hold
1.(Wrestling) a hold by which one's opponent is choked. It is usually not allowed.
2.a forceful influence that strongly inhibits freedom of action; as, the oil price jump put a stranglehold on the economy.
Zona believes that Microsoft's entry into this fray breaks what has been, by all appearances, Netscape's stranglehold on the Internet. Microsoft is not licensing any technology from Netscape, and as part of this announcement, several alliances which historically would have been with Netscape were included. The impact of this announcement on Netscape was huge.
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