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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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The story line of the discourse coalition of energy securers and growth promoters can be summarised as 'biofuels can help to achieve energy independence and security; at the same time they foster economic expansion and trade'.
And in the forwards the return of Mike Ross, after hamstring problems, at tighthead promises more scrum power while Kevin McLaughlin, replacing Peter O'Mahony at blindside flanker, is an effective stealer and securer of the ball.
John Hughes, Director of Faculty and Courses for InfoSec Skills, says, “The sooner we can encourage kids who are interested in IT security down the right path the better, and if we end up with a securer UK and a better represented and staffed industry over the long term, then I've done my job correctly.
is both a better judge and securer of his own well-being than is an
Whilst his assistant Dr Watson fails to deduce anything of interest from the evidence presented by the hat, Holmes concludes that the owner must be someone who had been well-off but who has now fallen upon hard times (the hat is of very good quality but had not been replaced when the fashion changed several years ago), someone who had foresight and good sense but is now less fastidious (the hat securer cannot be bought in shops so must have been specially ordered; however, it had not been replaced once it had broken), someone who although clearly having lost his former place in the world has not entirely lost self-respect (the discoloured patches on the hat have been covered up with ink) and someone whose wife has ceased to love him (the hat had not been brushed for weeks).
Also, understanding what make some customers hesitate to shop online, sellers should find ways to reduce those negative aspects in order to gain more customers by building trustable and securer website, attractive and useful website, offering online service, and offering additional option.
The effect of such a reform should not be underestimated: certainty and consistency allow Europe's partners to feel securer about the decisions they take and are therefore important prerequisites for achieving international goals.
Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT-C) is a psychotherapy modality that is distinguished by its emphasis on a couple's attunement to, experience and expression of biologically adaptive primary emotions, such as grief over a loss or anger over an injustice, which promotes securer attachments, healthy identity development, and the maintenance of healthy interpersonal boundaries.
Securer SecurityAs IT requirements change rapidly due to an increasingly complex threat landscape and new usage models, including clouds and numerous CE devices connecting to the Internet, security will remain one of the highest priorities for the IT industry.
That puts Godwin on securer footing with Victorian posterity.
They will be waiting when we open the door from this storm, and I think we can use two of them as icons for how to rebuild in the coming years and create not only a stronger network of capital facilities but a tighter, securer geopolitical bond that reflects the resource in human capital-rich characteristics of North America.
Kargov said that in order to prevent illegal cigarette trade, securer excise marks will be sold as of March.
It also highlights the benefits of sharing sensible crime prevention advice to make for safer and securer communities.
In Turkey in general, the main reason that makes children attend the nursery schools and classes is that, parallel with the urbanization, mothers have started working, or that non-working mothers have become aware of the fact that preschool educational institutions prepare children for the subsequent educational institutions, as well as that mothers find the school environment securer than the streets.
There is nothing securer than an infrastructure company," he said.