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A first-aid procedure for dislodging an obstruction from a person's windpipe in which a sudden strong pressure is applied on the abdomen, between the navel and the rib cage.
- ‘I got round the back of him and did the Heimlich manoeuvre.’
- ‘His mum was patting him on the back and had to give him the Heimlich manoeuvre.’
- ‘In restaurants, Victor simulates choking in order to bond with, then sponge off, people who leap to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre.’
- ‘Luckily (for him!) the Heimlich manoeuvre wasn't needed.’
- ‘I think I will brush up on my Heimlich manoeuvre.’
- ‘Then I'll show him the Heimlich manoeuvre and teach him the green cross code.’
1970s: named after Henry J. Heimlich (born 1920), the American doctor who developed the procedure.
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