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staunch

adjective [-er/-est only]  /stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ/ us  

staunch adjective [-er/-est only] (LOYAL)

strongly loyal to a person, organization, or set of beliefs or opinions: a staunch defender of free speech
staunchly
adverb  /ˈstɔntʃ·li, ˈstɑntʃ-/ us  
She staunchly supports the party’s candidates.

staunch

verb [T]  /stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ/ ( also stanch) us  

staunch verb [T] (STOP)

to stop liquid, esp. blood, from flowing out: Mike pressed hard on the wound and staunched the flow of blood. To staunch is also to keep something from continuing: The company abandoned the plan to staunch the departure of more managers.
Translations of “staunch”
in Spanish de confianza…
in French loyal…
in German zuverlässig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忠實的, 堅定的…
in Russian непоколебимый, стойкий…
in Turkish sadık, vefalı, bağlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忠实的, 坚定的…
in Polish zagorzały, oddany…
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