Definition of 'staunch'
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He was a staunch defender of the independence of bar and bench from executive and political interference. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has become a staunch defender of his adopted home. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The starch in the potato should help staunch the sap flow. The Sun (2008)The bandages rapidly staunch blood flow and also reduce infection and scarring. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This staunch defence came a month after she was forced to deny problems in her marriage. The Sun (2016)These staunch defenders of democratic values should know this weekend that the thoughts of their allies are with them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To be a staunch and vocal ally at an historical turning point is the first requirement of an enduring relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He is a staunch defender of all things Swedish. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Paramedics spent 15 minutes treating the man at the scene and trying to staunch the flow of blood. The Sun (2009)He mounts a staunch defence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not that a minor sonic adjustment will staunch the flow of tears in cinemas screening One Day. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was also a staunch opponent of apartheid South Africa. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do not give in to the temptation (stemming from your own discomfort) to staunch the flow of tears. Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)The 51-year-old is likely to impress Washington with an impeccable track record on human rights and her staunch defence of media freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be called upon to staunch a splendid flow of blood, and dress a wonderful wound. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)While the krona in Iceland still has its staunch defenders, voices demanding its demise in favour of the euro grow louder by the day. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'staunch'
British English: staunch ADJECTIVE
A staunch supporter or believer is very loyal to a person, organization, or set of beliefs, and supports them strongly.
He's a staunch supporter of controls on government spending.
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