adjective, se·cur·er, se·cur·est.
verb (used with object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- to assure payment of (a debt) by pledging property.
- to assure (a creditor) of payment by the pledge or mortgaging of property.
verb (used without object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
- to cover openings and make movable objects fast: The crew was ordered to secure for sea.
- to be excused from duty: to secure from general quarters.
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The Bengals, Cowboys and Giants each have less than a one percent chance to secure the future services of Lawrence.It’s really hard to describe how bad the Jets are, but here’s our best effort|Neil Greenberg|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Everyone is very nice, and my job is secure, but I was passed over for promotion this year, and I am terrified that if I let anything drop now, I’ll be skipped again in the next round of promotions.You deserve a work-life balance, even if you’re child-free in a pandemic|Karla Miller|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Among the display publishers, Rakuten secured the largest traffic share with almost 17%.Holiday marketing: Get the data that puts you ahead of the competition|Sarah Mehlman|November 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The second time, though, Ryan was in the right place and secured the game-winning interception.Washington football notes: Run-stop struggles, and the future at quarterback|Sam Fortier|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The buyer must secure financing, complete the home inspection process and other conditions that the buyer and seller have set forth.Hints From Heloise: Help food banks get through the holidays|Heloise Heloise|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The gun and ammunition was unsecure and easily accessible, including to Galen [Victoria and Dennis' six year old daughter].
I also located a loaded shotgun, unsecure, in our bedroom closet.