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Definition of stanch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stanch

 verb
verb
NAmE//stɔntʃ//
 
, NAmE//stɑntʃ//
 
, NAmE//stæntʃ//
 
(also staunch) stanch something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stanch
 
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he / she / it stanches
 
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past simple stanched
 
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-ing form stanching
 
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to stop the flow of something, especially blood
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stanch