VERBS be, feel | become | make sth | keep sth It's important to keep your documents secure.
ADV. extremely, very | absolutely, completely, entirely, perfectly, quite, totally, utterly | fairly, pretty, reasonably, relatively | enough, sufficiently I finally felt secure enough in myself to have a child of my own. | apparently | economically, financially | socially
PREP. against The house has been made secure against intruders.
1 fix/lock sth firmly
ADV. firmly, properly, tightly
PREP. to The crates had not been properly secured to the truck. | with She secured the boat with a rope.
2 get/achieve sth
ADV. easily Victory was not going to be easily secured. | automatically
VERB + SECURE be able to, manage to | fail to They failed to secure the release of the prisoners. | help (to)
PHRASES an attempt/effort to secure sth, be aimed at securing sth, a chance/hope of securing sth trying to improve their chances of securing employment | succeed/be successful in securing sth