secure against

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.
See also: secure
References in classic literature ?
Let any one now consider with that little difficulty the king could have maintained his position in Italy had he observed the rules above laid down, and kept all his friends secure and protected; for although they were numerous they were both weak and timid, some afraid of the Church, some of the Venetians, and thus they would always have been forced to stand in with him, and by their means he could easily have made himself secure against those who remained powerful.
Here we are in my study, with the door closed, secure against interruption, a bright fire in the grate, a bowling and ever-increasing wind outside.
I thought he was trying to read my character, but I felt as secure against his scrutiny as if I had had on a casque with the visor down-or rather I showed him my countenance with the confidence that one would show an unlearned man a letter written in Greek; he might see lines, and trace characters, but he could make nothing of them; my nature was not his nature, and its signs were to him like the words of an unknown tongue.
I slid back the panelled sides, got in with my light, pulled them together again, and felt secure against the vigilance of Heathcliff, and every one else.
The town already has more than 2,500 people in a traditional NW scheme, and the new online initiative aims to help more residents keep their homes secure against thieves and criminals.
Many countries in Europe and Asia have converted or are in the process of switching to the chip-based cards, which are more secure against fraud.
It's good to feel secure against burglars, but not if you can't get back in.
44:10-11) Did the people of the towns Feel Secure against the coming Of Our Wrath by night While they were asleep?
a global provider of IP-based monitoring solutions that secure against physical threats, has introduced the WallBotz 400C monitoring appliance, which includes an integrated color camera, as well as support for Modem/PPP connections.
They are unlikely to be secure against crime against individual passengers, do not appear to be really secure against damage from outside and will only run from the bay to the city centre.
At the same time, the building had to be what libraries have always been: storehouses of knowledge, made secure against the depredations of thieves and the attacks of barbarians.
Hewlett-Packard Co has made its Praesidium VirtualVault trusted web-server secure against the Millennium bug via a one- time free upgrade.
Because of our fallen nature, however, some people violated the rights of others and thus none could be secure against the stronger or greater in number.
We installed a waterproofing system beneath the tiles on the terrace to strengthen the floor and secure against water damage, as professional craftsmen were able to re-install all of the tiles without disrupting the original design scheme.
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