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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.
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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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Therefore adequate securement of CVC lines is as important as the initial placement.
The anchorages for the wheelchair and occupant restraint and the securement and restraint devices must be of minimum strengths.
The 1999 North American Cargo Securement Standard Model Regulation, which was published in May of that year, put forth general cargo securement requirements based on the results of a research study on the forces that could potentially act on cargo carried on a flatbed-like vehicle.
The SecurAcath offers significant advantages over current securement and stabilization methods.
A computer simulation study conducted to assess wheelchair and occupant kinematics under braking and turning conditions at an acceleration level of <1 G demonstrated the need for wheelchair securement in LATVs [15].
In May of 1999 the final version of the North American Cargo Securement Standard Model Regulations was published.
A second release coating extends continuously along the entire width and length of the outer facestock surface adjacent to the mounting, connecting and securement portions of the tab member.
The most effective wheelchair securement system that can be used with a wide range of wheelchairs is the four-point, strap-type tiedown system.
Since then, Down River has developed many beneficial load securement products and services.
The association submitted comments of concern when the securement issue was first discussed.
A securement means is positioned onto each of the flaps for directly attaching the second absorbent article to the first absorbent article.
Global registry will assess best clinical practices with the innovative HeliFX[TM] Securement System
Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) announced today the completion of the sale of its railway securement business to Holland, L.
However, the dynamics of a rear-impact collision and thus the wheelchair, securement system, and occupant restraint loading are likely to differ greatly from those in frontal impact.
Department of Transportation (DOT) has been proposing, modifying and now enacting a series of standards for cargo securement.