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.
At one time also he largely devoted his efforts to a partly successful attack on the wastefulness and corruption of the government; and his generous effort to secure just treatment of Ireland and the Catholics was pushed so far as to result in the loss of his seat as member of Parliament from Bristol.
Contrary to the administrations supposed effort to secure the border, the Presidents directives are now further imperiling the security of the region.
Liberty Global has offered concessions including the offer to sell its pay TV film channel Film1 and to scrap clauses which restrict broadcasters' ability to sell their channels and content online in an effort to secure approval from EU antitrust regulators for its takeover of Dutch peer Ziggo, Reuters reports, citing a filing on the European Commission Site.
Simon Thomas, joint administrator, said: "We have made every effort to secure a buyer for all or part of the company's business.
Simon Thomas, joint administrator and partner at Moorfields, said: "We have made every effort to secure a buyer for all or part of the company's business.
He also assured that the House of Representatives will support ongoing effort to secure not only a living wage for the Nigerian worker but to ensure that in retirement workers are sufficiently taken care of.
Speaking after the meeting, the father of Sofiene Chourabi said the President of the Republic assured him that the state will not abandon Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari and will make every effort to secure their release.
He further explained GERB is currently applying all possible effort to secure the increase of the income of all Bulgarians next year.
The initial welcoming reaction of PM thanked the Turkish government in its effort to secure the release of the Lebanese national in the hope that further Turkish efforts obtain the release of the rest of the kidnapees.
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.