relinquish (one's) hold over (something) (to someone or something)

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relinquish (one's) hold over (something) (to someone or something)

To forfeit, turn over, or yield control of something (to another person, group, organization, etc.). She refused to relinquish her hold over the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their hold over the land to the government. They will now relinquish their hold over the senate following the results of the election.

relinquish something over someone

to release the hold on or control of someone. She refused to relinquish control over the operations of the front office. Mary was ordered to relinquish her hold over the children for a month each year.
See also: over, relinquish
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