in the grip(s) of (something)

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in the grip(s) of (something)

Controlled, dominated, or greatly affected by something, especially that which is undesirable or adverse. The entire region has been in the grip of a terrible drought. Poor Lauren has been in the grips of pneumonia for nearly a week.
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in the ˈgrip of something

experiencing something unpleasant that cannot be stopped: The whole country is in the grip of a serious recession.
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HYDERABAD: The city remained in the grip of intense heat wave and increasing temperature badly affected routine life.
He said that the federal government instead of imposing new taxes on common man should take measures for facilitating them as the masses were already in the grip of multifaceted crises and struggling for their existence.
AS we exclusively revealed in yesterday's paper, Scotland is in the grip of a soaring crime wave as the credit crunch really begins to bite.