insure verb definition in Motoring problems and accidents topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Motoring problems and accidents topic
[transitive, intransitive] to buy insurance so that you will receive money if your property, car, etc. gets damaged or stolen, or if you get ill/sick or die insure something/yourself (for something) The painting is insured for $1 million. insure something/yourself (against something) The car is insured against fire and theft. Luckily he had insured himself against long-term illness. (figurative) Having a lot of children is a way of insuring themselves against loneliness in old age. insure against something We strongly recommend insuring against sickness or injury.