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    insure our safety, social security income

    In 1997, I abruptly left an extremely violent and abusive 10-year relationship. My children were 14, 11, 8, and 6. Because I had such a large family, there was no room for us at any of the shelters. Therefore, for 6 months, my children and I slept at a different home every night. To insure our safety, I had to quit my job where I worked for 14 years. We were living on my social security income that I was receiving from my late husband, who was the father of my first two children.

    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.

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    Re: insure our safety, social security income


    To insure our safety, = to make sure that we were safe

    social security income = the money paid by the government to people who have no job or are on a below poverty salary.

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    Re: insure our safety, social security income

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    In 1997, I abruptly left an extremely violent and abusive 10-year relationship. My children were 14, 11, 8, and 6. Because I had such a large family, there was no room for us at any of the shelters. Therefore, for 6 months, my children and I slept at a different home every night. To insure our safety, I had to quit my job where I worked for 14 years. We were living on my social security income that I was receiving from my late husband, who was the father of my first two children.

    Please explain the emboldened parts to me.
    insure. You might know it as "ensure"

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