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secure / seguro
 
secure   [sɪˈkjʊər]
A. -adjective
1. (=firm, solid)   [knot, rope, hold]   seguro   [door, window, lock, bolt]   bien cerrado   [structure, foothold]   firme   [ladder]   bien sujeto   [base, foundation]   nounólido
·to have a secure [foothold] in a market
·tener un punto de apoyo firme en un mercado
2. (=safe)   [job, place, building]   seguro   [position]   garantizado   [career, future]   asegurado
a. to be secure [against] something   to be secure from something
b. to be [financially] secure =   tener seguridad económica
c. to be secure [from] something =   estar protegido contra algo
d. I want to [make] my home secure against burglars =   quiero proteger mi casa contra los ladrones
·to make an area secure
·hacer de una zona un lugar seguro
3. (emotionally)
[person]   seguro   [relationship, environment]   estable
·children need a secure home life
·los niños necesitan un ambiente estable en el hogar
a. to be [emotionally] secure =   tener estabilidad emocional
b. to [feel] secure (about something) =   sentirse seguro (con respecto a algo)
·to make somebody feel secure
·hacer a somebody, someone sentirse seguro
c. secure [in] the knowledge that =   seguro de que,   confiado de que
B. -transitive verb
1. (=make fast)
[+rope]   sujetar bien   (to floor etcetera)   afianzar
[+load]   asegurar
[+door, window]   cerrar bien
(=tie up)
[+person, animal]   atar,   amarrar Latin America
·a shawl secured at the neck by a brooch
·un chal sujeto a la altura del cuello con un broche
2. (=make safe)
[+home, building]   proteger   (against   ,de   contra   (from   ,de   contra
[+career, future]   asegurar
3. formal usage
(=obtain)
[+job, peace, freedom, support]   conseguir,   obtener
a. they have not got enough evidence to secure a [conviction] =   no tienen suficientes pruebas para conseguir que lo condenen
b. a win that secured them a [place] in the final =   una victoria que les aseguró un puesto en la final
c. to secure [victory] =   conseguir la victoria
4. (finance)
[+loan, debt]   garantizar
a. you can secure the loan [against] your home =   puedes poner la casa como garantía or aval del préstamo
b. secured [creditor] =   acreedor (m) / acreedoa (f)
c. secured [debt] =   deuda (f) garantizada
d. secured [loan] =   préstamo (m) con garantía
5. (military)
(=capture)   tomar,   capturar
C. -compound
·secure accommodation   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   (law, legal)   centro de prevenciónoun contra la delincuencia
·secure unit   -noun
(British, Great Britain)   (for young offenders, mental patients)   unidad (f) de seguridad
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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