death grip

noun

Definition of death grip

  1. 1 :  an extremely tight grip caused especially by fear

  2. 2 :  hold 3b maintained their death grip on overseas markets

Examples of death grip in a sentence

  1. He drove straight through the storm, never loosening his death grip on the steering wheel.

  2. the cult leader had such a death grip on his followers that all orders were carried out without the slightest objection

1792

First Known Use of death grip

1792


DEATH GRIP Defined for English Language Learners

death grip

noun

Definition of death grip for English Language Learners

  • : a very tight hold on something



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