Synonyms of 'hang onto something'
▷ See hang
The President has been trying hard to hang onto power.
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If someone is in another person's clutches, that person has captured them or has power over them.
He escaped his captors' clutches by jumping from a moving vehicle.
If you grasp something, you take it in your hand and hold it very firmly.
He grasped both my hands.
Thesaurus for hang onto something from the Collins English Thesaurus