effort to secure

See: chase, pursuit
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If the enemy sees an advantage to be gained and makes no effort to secure it, the soldiers are exhausted.
Libyan officials, including the President of the Libyan Parliament and the charge d'affaires of the Libyan Embassy to Tunisia expressed their regret for this case and promised to make every effort to secure the release of the two abducted Tunisian journalists, reports the same statement.
Summary: Laenser briefed representatives at the Lower House about the government's strategy in terms of fighting organized transnational crime and protecting borders against infiltrations, saying that Morocco spares no effort to secure its borders and takes preventive measures in this respect.
The federal government's effort to secure the border is "puny," Gov.
Antelope Valley leaders must make the effort to secure one of those, Runner said.
Oh for a fraction of this effort to secure what the citizens really want.
Crisscrossing turn-of-the-twentieth-century America from his base in Seattle in an effort to secure funding, he was the Don King of his day--selling out Carnegie Hall, in 1911, with his "musicale" based on native cultures; garnering meetings with his backer, J.
In an effort to secure tenants many landlords have recently gone the extra mile to offer fully built out suites ready for immediate occupancy.
These actions bring home to Philadelphia the effort to secure the nation.
16 when we presented management with our signed letter of agreement, APA recognizes how valuable DFW-Beijing service would be to American Airlines and the passengers we serve and we are pleased to be part of our airline's effort to secure the route authority.
BURBANK - Burbank Airport foes have failed to collect the 5,100 signatures needed to put an initiative on next year's ballot in an effort to secure an overnight curfew and cap on flights, officials said Thursday.
Is actively involved in the ongoing local effort to secure location of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility for San Antonio.