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relinquish (one's) grasp on (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 grasp on the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their grasp on the land to the government. They will now relinquish their grasp on the senate following the results of the election.
See also: grasp, on, relinquish, someone

relinquish (one's) grasp 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 grasp over the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their grasp over the land to the government. They will now relinquish their grasp over the senate following the results of the election.

relinquish (one's) hold on (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 on the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their hold on the land to the government. They will now relinquish their hold on the senate following the results of the election.
See also: hold, on, relinquish, someone

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 control 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 control over the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish control over the land to the government. They will now relinquish control over the senate following the results of the election.

relinquish to (someone or something)

To surrender, forfeit, or yield one's control or possession of something to someone or some group or organization. A noun or pronoun can be used between "relinquish" and "to." The land that I relinquished to my younger brother is now worth nearly $2 million for the oil deposits beneath it. They're making me relinquish the house to the bank because my ex-husband didn't keep up the mortgage payments. She refused to relinquish control over the company to someone who wasn't in the family.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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

relinquish something to someone or something

to surrender something to someone or something. Todd refused to relinquish his authority to anyone. I finally relinquished the car to the bank.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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What if the taxpayer has no net equity in the relinquished property or the property is underwater?
The number of newborns legally relinquished has increased from two in 2002 to nine in 2008--while the numbers of illegally abandoned babies have dropped from 12 in 2005 to four in 2008,
The Treasury has issued final regulations (Treasury Decision 9314) explaining how to depreciate modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS) property that has been acquired in a section 1031 like-kind exchange or through a section 1033 involuntary conversion when both the acquired and relinquished property are subject to MACRS in the hands of the acquiring taxpayer.
As is well known by most tax practitioners, section 1031(a)(3)(A) provides that any property received by the taxpayer is treated as property that is not like-kind property if such property is not identified as property to be received in the exchange on or before the day that is 45 days after the date on which the taxpayer transfers the relinquished property (the so-called identification period), and the taxpayer must acquire the replacement property within 180 days of the date of transfer of the relinquished property (the so-called replacement period).
Navy officially relinquished its bombing range on the Puerto Rican Island of Vieques--ending sixty years' of military war games there and decades of resentment and frustration by civilians.
To qualify for like-kind exchange treatment under IRC section 1031, the replacement property must be identified before the end of the identification period (45 days from the date the relinquished property is transferred) and the identified replacement property must be received before the end of the exchange period (the earlier of 180 days after the relinquished property is transferred or the due date of the return, including extensions, for the year in which the transfer occurs).
The Swedish telecommunications group Telia said today (7 November) that its CEO Anders Igel had relinquished his seat on the board of TeliaSonera, the planned combination of Telia and the Finnish operator Sonera Corporation.
Swedish telecomms group Telia said today (7 November) that its CEO Anders Igel had relinquished his seat on the board of TeliaSonera, the planned combination of Telia and the Finnish operator Sonera Corp.
According to informed sources, Nakauchi relinquished his last company-representation position on Oct.
Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell relinquished the post of President of the ruling New Democratic Party (NDP) at its convention, reports CANA (August 20, 2000).
We have never relinquished scientific advancement, even in the easiest cases when research is extremely centralized, the dangers are clear, and the direct human benefits are few--as in nuclear development.
The United States relinquished biological weapons, as Joy says, but it did not eliminate the Centers for Disease Control or give up inoculating military troops.
The dramatic drop in the supply of infants relinquished during the 1980s is puzzling in that it parallels a trend toward greater state regulation of abortion, increases in nonmarital birth rates, and high demand for healthy, unrelated infants,(1) Motivated by a theory of desired fertility, this study uses aggregated state level data from three years to examine the impact of abortion access on the supply of infants relinquished.
Under Section 1031, the person or entity that files the tax return for the relinquished property must also file the tax return for the replacement property.
The sources said that following the ministry's orders, the officer relinquished the additional charge of FDE director general on Wednesday but did not relinquish his charge as Peira chairman.
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