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English definition of “secure”

secure

verb [T] (OBTAIN)   /sɪˈkjʊr/
to obtain something, sometimes with difficulty: She managed to secure a loan from the bank.
(Definition of secure verb (OBTAIN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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