effort to secure
index pursuit (chase)

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  • effort — I noun applied energy, arduousness, assiduity, assiduousness, attempt, conatus, contentio, endeavor, essay, exertion, expenditure of energy, hard work, industry, laboriousness, opera, pains, strain, strenuousness, struggle, toil, travail, trial,… …   Law dictionary

  • secure — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb 1 fix/lock sth firmly ADVERB ▪ firmly, properly, tightly PREPOSITION ▪ to ▪ The crates had not been firmly secured to the truck …   Collocations dictionary

  • secure — ▪ I. secure se‧cure 1 [sɪˈkjʊə ǁ ˈkjʊr] verb [transitive] 1. to get something you need after a lot of effort: • The airline has secured financing of $150 million from private sponsors. 2. FINANCE to promise a lender that they can take certain… …   Financial and business terms

  • secure — se|cure1 S3 [sıˈkuə US ˈkjur] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(permanent/certain)¦ 2¦(place/building)¦ 3¦(safe from harm)¦ 4¦(confident)¦ 5¦(not worried)¦ 6¦(firmly fastened)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: securus, from se without + cura care …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • secure — [[t]sɪkjʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ secures, securing, secured 1) VERB If you secure something that you want or need, you obtain it, often after a lot of effort. [FORMAL] [V n] Federal leaders continued their efforts to secure a ceasefire... [V n n] Graham s… …   English dictionary

  • secure — 1 verb (T) 1 to get or achieve something that will be permanent, especially after a lot of effort: UN negotiators are still trying to secure the release of the hostages. | a deal to secure the company s future 2 to make something safe from being… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • To pay for — Pay Pay (p[=a]), v. i. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt. [1913 Webster] The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again. Ps. xxxvii. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to make or secure suitable return… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pay off — Pay Pay (p[=a]), v. i. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt. [1913 Webster] The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again. Ps. xxxvii. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to make or secure suitable return… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pay on — Pay Pay (p[=a]), v. i. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt. [1913 Webster] The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again. Ps. xxxvii. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to make or secure suitable return… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pay round — Pay Pay (p[=a]), v. i. To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt. [1913 Webster] The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again. Ps. xxxvii. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to make or secure suitable return… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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