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insure

verb uk   /ɪnˈʃɔːr/ us    /-ˈʃʊr/
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to protect yourself against risk by regularly paying a special company that will provide a fixed amount of money if you are killed or injured or if your home or possessions are damaged, destroyed, or stolen: The house is insured for two million pounds. All our household goods are insured against accidental damage. [+ obj + to infinitive ] I'm not insured to drive his car. [T] to provide insurance for someone or something: They refused to insure us because they said we're too old. Many companies won't insure new or young drivers.
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