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secure verb

1 fix/lock sth firmly

ADV. firmly, properly, tightly

PREP. to The crates had not been properly secured to the truck. | with She secured the boat with a rope.

2 get/achieve sth

ADV. easily Victory was not going to be easily secured. | automatically

VERB + SECURE be able to, manage to | fail to They failed to secure the release of the prisoners. | help (to)

PHRASES an attempt/effort to secure sth, be aimed at securing sth, a chance/hope of securing sth trying to improve their chances of securing employment | succeed/be successful in securing sth