Definition of death grip
- maintained their death grip on overseas markets
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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: a very tight hold on something
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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