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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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References in classic literature ?
Both those passions would lead them to countenance, if not to promote, whatever might promise to diminish her importance; and would also restrain them from measures calculated to advance or even to secure her prosperity.
Let candid men judge, then, whether the division of America into any given number of independent sovereignties would tend to secure us against the hostilities and improper interference of foreign nations.
Consumption had marked her for its victim, and the constant efforts of husband and mother were to secure for her all the comfort and happiness their slender means permitted.
All this time I worked very hard, the rains hindering me many days, nay, sometimes weeks together; but I thought I should never be perfectly secure till this wall was finished; and it is scarce credible what inexpressible labour everything was done with, especially the bringing piles out of the woods and driving them into the ground; for I made them much bigger than I needed to have done.
It continued raining all that night and great part of the next day, so that I could not stir abroad; but my mind being more composed, I began to think of what I had best do; concluding that if the island was subject to these earthquakes, there would be no living for me in a cave, but I must consider of building a little hut in an open place which I might surround with a wall, as I had done here, and so make myself secure from wild beasts or men; for I concluded, if I stayed where I was, I should certainly one time or other be buried alive.
If, without extracting a confession from herself, he laid a watch, discovered the object of her altered regard, and threatened to reveal the whole history to Sikes (of whom she stood in no common fear) unless she entered into his designs, could he not secure her compliance?
today announced the general availability of WRQ Reflection(R) for Secure IT software, a set of standards-based tools that secures remote administration of critical servers, transfers of sensitive data and access to corporate applications over the Internet.
Reflection supports and secures a broad range of host systems, including IBM zSeries (mainframe), IBM iSeries (AS/400), HP e3000, HP 9000, OpenVMS, Unisys, UNIX, Tandem and Windows servers.
Secure Meeting secures online collaboration beyond SSL-based transport, delivering strong authentication and integration with leading authentication, authorization and auditing (AAA) systems on a hardened, customer-premise device that protects against network penetration, invisible remote control and silent document leaks.
Now with Secure and Imprivata, we can deliver our customers a solution that not only guarantees security of their corporate network, but also affordably secures one-time access to ALL their applications.
SafeWord RemoteAccess secures connections to Cisco VPNs, RADIUS-compliant devices, Citrix applications, and Microsoft Outlook Web Access, and cost-effectively allows organizations of all sizes to implement strong authentication.
The Bynari Insight Server Secure Software Appliance is comprised of a single CD delivered in a "software appliance" format that embeds and secures Bynari Insight Server with the Immunix Secure Server Platform, a protected operating system enhanced with exclusive host intrusion rejection technology.
World's Largest Oil Corporation Secures Remote Access Across Entire Enterprise Network with F-Secure's Encryption Technology
Secures Enterprise Content While Allowing End Users to Collaborate