Death-grip meaning

An extremely tight grip.
  • The grip of something dead or dying.
    I gently tore the bloodied piece of paper out from her death grip.
  • A grip that kills.
    The wolf held the chicken in a death grip until it stopped moving.

The walker held with a death grip to his stick lest he drop it down the hill.

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A perilous situation or stalemate where failure or death is imminent.

The armies came together in a death grip at the bottom of the valley.

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