secure / sɪˈkyʊər /

adjective, se·cur·er, se·cur·est.
free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.
dependable; firm; not liable to fail, yield, become displaced, etc., as a support or a fastening:
The building was secure, even in an earthquake.

verb (used with object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
to get hold or possession of; procure; obtain:
to secure materials; to secure a high government position.
to free from danger or harm; make safe:
Sandbags secured the town during the flood.

verb (used without object), se·cured, se·cur·ing.
to be or become safe; have or obtain security.
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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