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English definition of “be in the grip of sth”

be in the grip of sth

to be experiencing something unpleasant that you have no control over: The country is currently in the grip of the worst recession for 20 years.
(Definition of be in the grip of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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