Definition of staunch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

staunch

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verb
BrE BrE//stɔːntʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɔːntʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they staunch
BrE BrE//stɔːntʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɔːntʃ//
 
he / she / it staunches
BrE BrE//ˈstɔːntʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɔːntʃɪz//
 
past simple staunched
BrE BrE//stɔːntʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɔːntʃt//
 
past participle staunched
BrE BrE//stɔːntʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɔːntʃt//
 
-ing form staunching
BrE BrE//ˈstɔːntʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɔːntʃɪŋ//
 
 
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(also stanch especially in North American English) staunch something (formal) to stop the flow of something, especially blood Customs officers are struggling to staunch the flow of illegal imports. He bound his thigh firmly to staunch the flow of blood. Word Originverb Middle English: from Old French estanchier, from the base of the adjective staunch.
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