secure against (someone or something)

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secure against (someone or something)

1. To put in place protections against some kind of risk, threat, or danger. The doors have been fitted with deadbolts and security cameras to secure against intruders. We help new business owners secure against all manner of financial pitfalls. The prime minister is trying to secure against a no-confidence vote in parliament.
2. To add protections to something in order to prevent or deter some kind of risk, threat, or danger. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "secure" and "against." We should secure the doors against the rioters outside. The military began cracking down on dissenters to secure its control of the country against rebellion. This program secures software against piracy.
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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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References in classic literature ?
In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger; and as, in the latter state, even the stronger individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves; so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradnally induced, by a like motive, to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful.
Then she could gradually rise up to the genuine satisfaction of having a partner, a voluntary partner, secured against the dancing began.
This then must be our first step,--to make our children spectators of war; but we must also contrive that they shall be secured against danger; then all will be well.
At the bottom of the rock, and leaning, as it were, against it, was constructed a rude hut, built chiefly of the trunks of trees felled in the neighbouring forest, and secured against the weather by having its crevices stuffed with moss mingled with clay.
Thus secured against surprise, he took off his cravat; put on his dressing-gown and slippers, and his nightcap; and sat down before the fire to take his gruel.
It is secured against two recently built drill rigs - ADES 13 and ADES 14 - and the company intends to use the facility to support the group's business strategy.
There are a number of options available to you if you release equity and the most popular choice is what's called a "lifetime mortgage", which is a loan secured against your home.
"Under the court order secured against Viagogo AG, it will meet the CMA's reasonable costs of those proceedings."
The EACC and the ODPP have been blamed for rampant corruption with only a few convictions secured against architects of mega corruption deals.
Any draws on the Credit Facility will be secured against a portfolio of mortgages originated by Home Trust Company.
The portfolio comprises approximately 1,200 loans, predominantly secured against granular residential real estate assets on the East and South coast of Spain.
The Pala Loan was subsequently secured against the assets of Kasbah other than Kasbah's interest in the Atlas Tin Project joint venture.
The facility is secured against up to 5,000 carats of diamonds currently held in inventory and/or to be produced from operations.
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1 October 2015 - UK-based Hammerson plc and joint venture partner, German financial services group Allianz'a (ETR: ALV) Allianz Real Estate unit have signed an agreement with Ireland's National Asset Management Agency to acquire the Project Jewel portfolio of loans secured against retail assets in Dublin, Ireland, the company said.