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staunch

adjective 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 civil rights.
staunchness
noun [U] uk   /ˈstɔːntʃ.nəs/  us   /ˈstɑːntʃ-/

staunch

verb [T] uk   /stɔːntʃ/  us   /stɑːntʃ/ (US also stanch)
to stop something happening, or to stop liquid, especially blood, from flowing out: The country's asylum laws were amended to staunch the flow/flood of economic migrants. Mike pressed hard on the wound and staunched the flow of blood.
Translations of “staunch”
in Vietnamese trung thành, đáng tin cậy…
in Spanish de confianza…
in Thai ซื่อสัตย์…
in Malaysian paling dipercayai…
in French loyal…
in German zuverlässig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忠實的, 堅定的…
in Indonesian terpercaya…
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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