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How to use headlock in a sentence
While WWE mostly has a headlock on TV ratings, AEW recently defeated “Raw” in consecutive weeks in the coveted 18-to-49 TV demographic.AEW is WWE’s first real fight in decades. It may change the face of pro wrestling in the U.S. | Timothy Bella | November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
A man who drew a gun and put a protester in a headlock at a “Back The Blue” rally during the peak of police-brutality protests last year openly displayed anti-fascist sympathies, according to a confidential police bulletin circulated months later.
There, in what critics described as an unequal application of justice, a teenager was arrested for taunting police with a doughnut, while a pro-police demonstrator was not arrested after putting a man in a headlock and drawing a gun.
Matt Lincoln, the man who was placed in a headlock, told The Daily Beast the attack came as a shock.
The last one jumped on me, trying to get me in a headlock, but I wriggled out of it and decked him too.Inside London’s Wild Brixton Academy: How Gangsters and Kurt Cobain Made It London’s Top Music Venue | Tom Sykes | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sharpton spoke of the moment they had all seen in the video when Pantaleo kept Garner in a headlock despite his pleas.
I ended up bringing him out in a headlock to find the police.Exclusive: ‘X-Men’ Sex Abuse Lawyer Says He Was Assaulted, Too | Tim Teeman | May 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Judging by the success of Duck Dynasty, the decades-long entertainment industry liberalism headlock might be broken.
Moments later, she said, McCullough ran inside and put Karger in a headlock.The Chronicle of Peggy Hagiwara and a Botched Murder | Christine Pelisek | June 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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Like a flash he whirled on Allerdyce and grabbed a headlock.Oogie Finds Love | Berkeley Livingston
Stan was not sure that he could hold the headlock he had slid down into a strangle grip.A Yankee Flier in Italy | Rutherford G. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for headlock
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler locks his opponent's head between the crook of his elbow and the side of his body
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