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Dictionary definition for: Secure

1. (v) get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

2. (a) free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; "secure himself, he went out of his way to help others"

3. (v) cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

4. (a) free from danger or risk; "secure from harm" "his fortune was secure" "made a secure place for himself in his field"

5. (v) assure payment of

6. (a) kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"

7. (v) make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us" "Preparation will guarantee success!"

8. (a) not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure" "a secure foundation" "a secure hold on her wrist"

9. (v) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole" "stop up the leak"

10. (s) able to withstand attack; "an impregnable fortress" "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"

11. (v) furnish with battens; "batten ships"

12. (s) financially sound; "a good investment" "a secure investment"

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