staunch
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "stanch."
staunch(
stanch
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (loyal)
a. acérrimo
Everyone in my family is a staunch conservative.Todos mis familiares son conservadores acérrimos.
b. devoto
Irish Catholic immigrants were initially not accepted into the staunch Protestant community.Los inmigrantes irlandeses católicos no fueron aceptados al principio en la devota comunidad protestante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to stop)
a. restañar
Peter used a towel to staunch the bleeding.Peter usó una toalla para restañar la hemorragia.
b. contener
Maria could not staunch her tears when she heard the news.María no pudo contener las lágrimas cuando se enteró de la noticia.
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staunch
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (blood)
a. cortar
2. (wound)
a. restañar
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staunch [stɔːntʃ]
adjective
stauncher (comparative)staunchest (superlative) leal; firme
staunch [stɔːntʃ]
transitive verb
[+bleeding] restañar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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