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*a hold on someone a strong

 and secure influence on someone
(*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone~.) The strange religion seemed to have a strong hold on its followers. The drug has a hold on the minds of those who use it.
See also: hold, on, strong

secure something against (someone, something, or an animal)

1. to fasten something against the entry of someone, an animal, or something. Jane secured the doors and windows against the prowler who was roving around the neighborhood. You had better secure the henhouse against coyotes.
2. to obtain a legal order involving someone or something. I secured an injunction against Harry. If he bothers you again, he'll have to go into court to explain himself. We can't secure an injunction against this ruling.
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The Secure 1000 is an unparalleled solution for the detection of potential threats that are carried on a person's body," said Deepak Chopra, Chairman and CEO of OSI Systems.
The Secure 1000 is a cutting-edge security and detection product, providing comprehensive and highly-detailed body searches in seconds, without the need for time-consuming, inefficient and potentially demeaning and dangerous hands-on body searches by security personnel.
Seamark for Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g offers quick, easy implementation and administration.
Optimized for use within a Cisco Unified Wireless Network and packed with a panoply of access security and management features, the Cisco Secure Services Client 4.
0 of CertifiedMail's Secure Email System will enable our IT personnel to select push or pull options for secure mail delivery to different types of users and this will help us further embed the appropriate use of secure messaging into our internal culture," said David Weiner, information security analyst at Martin Memorial Health Systems in Stuart, Florida.
We're 100 percent channel focused," said Chris Peterson, vice president of alliance and channel sales at Secure Computing.
The Secure Access Modem (SAM) and Secure Access Control System (SAC) have been a collaborative development between General DataComm Inc.
Secure Computing is extremely proud to have been selected by VARBusiness to receive this honor," said Chris Peterson, vice president of North American sales at Secure Computing.
Fortunately, Secure Computing offers many strong protections from the WMF vulnerabilities.
We're excited to be a Secure Computing partner," said Larry Potthoff, president of Enterprise Network Solutions.
Secure Software Tightly Integrates One of the Industry's Most Accurate Source Code Analysis Tools with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio .
Joins Alliance as Security Services Partner; Implements Secure Software's CodeAssure Product Suite and CLASP Process into its Application Testing Services and Training Sessions