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STAUNCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does staunch mean? 

STAUNCH (adjective)
  The adjective STAUNCH has 1 sense:

1. firm and dependable especially in loyalty

  Familiarity information: STAUNCH used as an adjective is very rare.


STAUNCH (verb)
  The verb STAUNCH has 1 sense:

1. stop the flow of a liquid

  Familiarity information: STAUNCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STAUNCH (adjective)


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Meaning:

Firm and dependable especially in loyalty

Synonyms:

staunch; steadfast; unswerving

Context examples:

a steadfast ally / a staunch defender of free speech / unswerving devotion / unswerving allegiance

Similar:

constant (steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection)


STAUNCH (verb)


Sense 1staunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop the flow of a liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

stanch; staunch; stem; halt

Context examples:

staunch the blood flow / them the tide

Hypernyms (to "staunch" is one way to...):

check (arrest the motion (of something) abruptly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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