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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.
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