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  • n. An extremely tight grip.
  • n. A perilous situation or stalemate where failure or death is imminent.


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  • The canines were winning when Sopeithes sent a servant in to cut off the right leg of one of the dogs that had a death grip on the lion.

    Alexander the Great

  • He had the unwounded foot soldier in a headlock on one side and the officer's sword arm in a death grip on the other.

    Chainer's Torment

  • Patti Salé has Murielle Bouchard’s arm in a death grip and her heart is pounding.


  • Wes grabbed instinctively, a death grip on the arm of his chair, even before the shock wave reached him.

    I Don’t Understand ?


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