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secure2 W2 [transitive]
to get or achieve something that will be permanent, especially after a lot of effort:
Boyd's goal secured his team's place in the Cup Final.
secure a deal/contract
The company secured a $20 million contract.
Negotiators are still working to secure the hostages' release.
Redgrave won his third Olympic gold medal, and secured his place in history.
to make something safe from being attacked, harmed, or lost:
safe from harm
Troops were sent to secure the border.
secure something against somebody/something
They built a 10ft high fence to secure the house against intruders.
an agreement to secure the future of the rainforest
to fasten or tie something firmly in a particular position
secure something to something
John secured the boat firmly to the jetty.
if you secure a debt or a loan, you legally promise that if you cannot pay back the money you have borrowed, you will give the lender goods or property of the same value instead:
He used his house to secure the loan.