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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.
See also: relinquish, to
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.
See also: relinquish, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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That father has been placed on the "relinquishment" list, but he is "adamant that he did not agree to relinquish his right to reunification," Reichlin-Melnick said.
(12, 13) For the hearing at the next court date, the prosecutor must prove two elements to qualify the defendant for firearm relinquishment. (14) First, that the defendant and victim are intimate partners (which should be included in the probable cause statement used for arrest).
Despite the relinquishment, LukSar has drilled the first of five appraisals in the part of the block it has kept to better understand the finds made at Tukhman and Mushayib/Faydah.
They discuss dog and cat social structures, organization, communication, and cognition; behavior risks for relinquishment; medical conditions that influence behavior; the behavior of free-roaming cats; intake and initial assessment, the physical facilities and husbandry practices that provide a safe and supportive environment, and behavioral modification, training, and enrichment; and communicating with potential adopters, providing families with support and assistance to make a successful transition for pets, and lost pets.
The choice of block sizes should take into consideration several factors, mainly, the type of opportunity (for instance, onshore or offshore, shallow or deepwater), level of competition, license duration, and relinquishment provision, which determines the proportion of the block that investors should return to the government at the end of each period of their exploration license.
Major General S.W Lalith Daulagala who was serving as the Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) has been appointed as Director General Projects of the Army Headquarters after relinquishment of his office at SLAVF.
The member of Parliament referred to two reports of the Director General of Hydrocarbons ( DGH) and recommendations of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India which suggested relinquishment by RIL of this area from the KG- D6 block.
In conjunction with the relinquishment, the Company will expense its carrying value of Blocks A-B, which is approximately $19 million.
Among specific topics are bringing the arts and design into the discussion of transhumanism, intelligent information filters and enhanced reality, immortalist fictions and strategies, the open society and its media, and progress and relinquishment.
"I believe the protesters were killed by accident and that [Mubarak] did not order it," he said, adding that Mubarak's voluntary relinquishment of power is something that should be praised.
Those who reserved a plate after August 1, 2012 will also be mailed a "relinquishment form," which you must sign, date and bring to the tag office along with your receipt.
However, a period of licence relinquishment was ended last year and it bore the first fruits with the victory of 33-1 shot Dante Anna in the 3m maiden hurdle.
Cargolux announced in a press release that Qatar's relinquishment of 35-percent stake won't affect management decisions.
The IBF Intes rnational lightweight champion, who turned 29, looks set to face Ben Murphy in the New Year following the relinquishment of the belt by Gavin Rees.