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"staunch" in British English

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staunchadjective

uk   /stɔːntʃ/  us   /stɑːntʃ/
always ​loyal in ​supporting a ​person, ​organization, or set of ​beliefs or ​opinions: a staunch ​friend and ​ally He ​gained a ​reputation as being a staunch defender/​supporter of ​civilrights.
staunchness
noun [U] uk   /ˈstɔːntʃ.nəs/  us   /ˈstɑːntʃ-/

staunchverb [T]

uk   /stɔːntʃ/  us   /stɑːntʃ/ (US also stanch)
to ​stop something ​happening, or to ​stopliquid, ​especiallyblood, from ​flowing out: The country's ​asylumlaws were ​amended to staunch the flow/​flood of ​economicmigrants. Mike ​pressed hard on the ​wound and staunched the flow of ​blood.
(Definition of staunch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"staunch" in American English

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staunchadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ/

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

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

staunchverb [T]

 us   /stɔntʃ, stɑntʃ/ (also stanch)

staunch verb [T] (STOP)

to ​stopliquid, 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 ​companyabandoned the ​plan to staunch the ​departure of more managers.
(Definition of staunch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"staunch" in Business English

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staunchadjective

uk   us   /stɔːnʃ/
always ​loyal in ​supporting a ​person, ​organization, or set of beliefs: She has remained a staunch friend and ally.staunch supporter/defender He is a staunch supporter of ​freetrade.
(Definition of staunch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “staunch”
in Spanish de confianza…
in Vietnamese trung thành, đáng tin cậy…
in Malaysian paling dipercayai…
in Thai ซื่อสัตย์…
in French loyal…
in German zuverlässig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忠实的, 坚定的…
in Turkish sadık, vefalı, bağlı…
in Russian непоколебимый, стойкий…
in Indonesian terpercaya…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忠實的, 堅定的…
in Polish zagorzały, oddany…
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