Simple Definition of death grip
: a very tight hold on something
Full Definition of death grip
1 : an extremely tight grip caused especially by fear
2 : hold 3b <maintained their death grip on overseas markets>
Examples of death grip in a sentence
He drove straight through the storm, never loosening his death grip on the steering wheel.
<the cult leader had such a death grip on his followers that all orders were carried out without the slightest objection>
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