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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 securer should overlap and temporarily interengage the first fastener component of one wing and the cooperating fastener of the other wing on the top surface of the personal care article.
where, for example, either of securer and more secure and either of cleverer and more clever is acceptable.
Assign emergency responsibilities for each onsite employee, including attendance taker, photographer, video recorder, witness interviewer, building and property securer, resident communicator.
And that is fantastic news for the club in building for a brighter and securer future.
As Miriam Schneir suggests, the situation in the 1960s was such that it "afforded feminists a securer base from which to launch their activities and enabled them to move ahead with a speed and effectiveness that would have amazed their [first wave] predecessors" (xi).
The forum is a 10-year old non-profit organization that helps energy customers securer better energy pricing and efficiency options.
Executing the Taiwanization policy can make them feel securer and more comfortable.
Of course, tastes change with the passage of time--history sorts out the Mozarts from the Salieris, and a Sibelius might go into temporary decline only to find another, perhaps securer place in music's pantheon: similar examples can be plucked from all the arts.
Hence the film's remarkable culmination, its `happy end' which becomes the securer alternative to the marital union which Jules has renounced, in its way an alternative `marriage': George's public speech to her, at the wedding reception for her `best friend' and the woman of his choice, constitutes a veritable proposal, the commitment to a relationship that will be permanent but non-exclusive, built upon much sounder foundations than romantic love or sexual attraction.
Worldwide Computer Products News-20 January 2000-ClearCommerce enhances its fraud protection product for securer e-commerce (C)1995-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
11) It is often said that property rights, a necessary condition for economic growth, are securer in democracies and that these are less grasping than autocracies.
Walter Browne epitomizes the image of man as protector and securer of his family.
In the end, however, "The Contract" also illustrates the paradox of using the passions to respond to arguments for the engagement and political obligation which are based on the rational calculation of self-preservation - that paradox, that is, of using the passions to provide a securer foundation for contract.
Whilst it would be inadvisable to propose that the plant macrofossil material recovered as a byproduct of the building's eventual destruction by fire represented the result of a single harvest, the quantities of grain appear to allow securer generalization about this Neolithic crop regime than is often the case in the British Isles.