relinquish (one's) grasp on (something) (to someone or something)

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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.
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The madness permeates a wide-eyed and wildly exaggerated lead performance from Nicolas Cage, who has made a career out of relinquishing his grasp on sanity in front of the camera.
ROBOT & FRANK (12) AGEING ex-con Frank (Frank Langella) lives alone and is slowly relinquishing his grasp on memories of the past.
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