security


security
noun
1 feeling safe/being free from worry
ADJECTIVE
greater
emotional, psychological
economic, financial
job
energy, food
VERB + SECURITY
have

They have the security of a good home.

give (sb), provide (sb with)

He gave her the emotional security she needed.

SECURITY + NOUN
blanket (= an object that a child holds in order to feel safe) (often figurative)

He clings to her like a security blanket.

PHRASES
a false sense of security

The user will be lulled into a false sense of security.

a feeling of security, a sense of security
security of tenure (law, esp. BrE)
2 to protect sb/sth from thieves, attack, war, etc.
ADJECTIVE
heightened
strict, tight
lax
collective
domestic (esp. AmE), homeland (AmE), internal, national, state
airline, airport, aviation
border, port
personal
home
computer, data, information, Internet, network
long-term
VERB + SECURITY
provide (sb with)
ensure, guarantee
protect

a law to protect national security

beef up (informal), improve, increase, strengthen, tighten, tighten up

We need to tighten security around the hotel during the president's visit.

compromise, endanger, jeopardize, threaten, undermine

The leaking of state secrets has compromised national security.

SECURITY + NOUN
apparatus, forces, services
adviser (esp. AmE), expert, guard, man, officer, official, personnel, staff

a former national security adviser to President Clinton

arrangements, matters, measures, policy, system
issue, situation
concerns, interests

our national security interests

risk, threat
breach
check
checkpoint

Soldiers stand at security checkpoints.

clearance

He lost his security clearance because he failed a lie-detector test.

camera, device, van (BrE), video
PREPOSITION
security against

The bars are to provide security against break-ins.

PHRASES
for security reasons

For security reasons, passengers are requested not to leave any baggage unattended.

a high level of security
peace and security
a threat to security
3 (esp. BrE) when you borrow money
VERB + SECURITY
put up (sth as)
use sth as
hold (sth as), take (sth as)
PREPOSITION
against the security of

The bank will make a loan against the security of the lender's house.

as security

She pledged her necklace as security for a loan.

security for
4 securities financial documents
ADJECTIVE
agency (esp. AmE), company, corporate (esp. AmE), government, Treasury (esp. AmE)

foreign ownership of US government securities

foreign (esp. AmE)
gilt-edged (BrE), high-yield, top-rated
long-term, short-term
VERB + SECURITIES
issue
buy, purchase
sell
trade
SECURITIES + NOUN
company, firm

Wall Street securities firms

market

the faltering securities market

broker, lawyer

a securities lawyer with Tinson and Zelkins


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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