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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 central venous catheter securement devices segment is further divided on the basis of type into PICC securement devices, subclavian securement devices, jugular securement devices, femoral securement devices, portal securement devices, and midlines securement devices.
Now safe securement and release is fully automated," he added.
Of the wheelchairs, 22 were equipped with docking securement adaptors, which allow for independent and quick wheelchair securement inside the vehicle using a docking securement device installed on the vehicle floor.
now requires leaders at health care facilities to review catheter securement protocols annually and assess suture-free alternatives due to risk of health care provider needlestick.
Until recently, TA to secure IVCs had not been reported, however recent (2007 to 2008) case reports suggest TA may be an ideal product for IVC securement (35,36).
Its budget-friendly ratchet straps, for instance, are an important, basic element of load securement.
Third, post pictures of proper loading and securement patterns for everyone to see.
This type of wheelchair securement gives the passenger seated in a wheelchair the freedom of independent securement.
For flattened and crushed cars, the NPRM proposed allowing the use of a synthetic webbing securement device, provided that the webbing did not come in contact with the cargo.
Once dislodgment rates are identified and benchmarked with published rates, the effectiveness of current securement methods and available alternatives should be examined.
StatLock Dialysis replaces suture for securement of central venous catheters used during renal dialysis procedures.
Wound care product sections include: Antimicrobials, Compression, Debriding Enzymes, Devices, Drainage Collectors, Dressings, Growth Factors, Nutritional Therapy Products, Professional Aids, Skin Care, Skin Substitutes, Support Surfaces, Tapes, Closures, Securement Products, Topicals and Wound Cleansers.
Proceeds from the financing will be used to expand commercialization of the HeliFX[TM] Aortic Securement System in the United States and Europe, where the company has already obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE Mark, respectively.
In addition to being a market leader in minor procedure trays, Centurion manufactures an innovative portfolio of vascular insertion trays and best-in-class securement dressings that complement the Medline Erase BSI solution.
The Safety Directive is based on six findings set out in a Rail Vehicle Securement Investigation Report also released today.