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secure

verb [T]
 
 
/sɪˈkjʊər/
to manage to get money or achieve something, often something difficult: secure financing/a loan/a grant They hope to secure a $500,000 federal grant to cover some of the development costs. secure a deal/contract/commitment secure a win/victory The Chinese bank secured $3.5 billion in offers within the first few days of its flotation.
FINANCE to borrow money from a person or organization by agreeing that they can have your property or assets if you cannot pay it back: secure sth against/on sth The extra debt will be raised by selling bonds secured on the hotel and restaurant assets. He had used the boat as collateral to secure a $10,000 loan.
to protect something from risk or threat: This investment is a good way of securing your family's financial future. Cost savings will help secure jobs by improving competitiveness. Police were quick to secure the area when they received the warning of a terrorist attack.
(Definition of secure verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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