Meaning of “loosen your grip/hold” in the English Dictionary

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"loosen your grip/hold" in British English

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loosen your grip/hold

If you loosen your grip/hold on a situation, or your grip/hold loosens, you decide to control it less:

The dictator's grip on the country has not loosened.

(Definition of “loosen your grip/hold” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)