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staunch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstaunchstaunch1 /stɔːntʃ $ stɒːntʃ, stɑːntʃ/ adjective [only before noun]  FAITHFULgiving strong loyal support to another person, organization, belief etc syn steadfast a staunch conservativestaunch supporter/ally/advocate one of Bush’s staunchest supportersstaunchly adverbstaunchness noun [uncountable]
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staunchstaunch alliesThe US has been a staunch ally of ours for many years now.A staunch anti-communist, Craxi became party secretary in 1976 after a palace coup.Both men are staunch conservatives, but of the two Lott is the more ideological and aggressive.When I read the script, I thought he was a sentient man, a staunch fella.For staunch opponents, there is mounting concern about a political and legal climate that more readily fosters capital punishment.Entrepreneurs immediately became staunch patriots, and agreed to pay wages only at the official rate.While he denies substantive impacts, he is a staunch political conservative.None the less, the forces of change may weaken even the most staunch set of beliefs.He has been a staunch supporter of the Liberal Party for over thirty years.However, after learning of the Midway plan, he became one of its staunchest supporters.staunch supporter/ally/advocateHowever, after learning of the Midway plan, he became one of its staunchest supporters.My hon. Friend has been a staunch ally in trying to resolve difficulties as they have arisen for my constituents.Another staunch supporter is Wulstan Atkins, Elgar's godson.Away from the Bank, he is a staunch supporter of Dundee.Nevertheless, even the staunchest advocates of non-legal solutions to truancy seem to accept that legal procedures must continue to be available.He was noted for his prodigious memory, was deeply religious, and a staunch advocate of temperance.A staunch supporter of the Good Friday agreement, he is the first victim of the Troubles since July.He has been a staunch advocate of the open skies policy which has helped to open up regional aviation.
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staunchstaunch2 (also stanch American English) verb [transitive]  MHLIQUIDto stop the flow of liquid, especially of blood from a wound syn stem He used a rag to staunch the flow of blood.
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staunchIt bubbled up from somewhere deep and was too strong to staunch.Well, at least most of the snow coming in was staunched.There was that black future to fend off: there was the endless black past to staunch and help.Gas and oil pipelines have staunched many creeks and rivers, swamping prime pastures and crop lands.He used the cloth to try to staunch the flow of blood.Using three of the strips of cloth, he bound his thigh firmly, staunching the flow of blood.The declared goal of Washington's policy is to staunch the flow of illicit drugs.There were hopes that Gordon Brown might try to staunch the outflow with a concession in his last Budget.
From Longman Business Dictionarystaunchstaunch /stɔːntʃstɒːntʃ, stɑːntʃ/ adjective giving strong loyal support to a person, organization, or beliefThey are staunch trade unionists.He is a staunch supporter of the free market.staunchly adverbThe company has staunchly defended its right to use the name on its new model.
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Verb table
staunch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystaunch
he, she, itstaunches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystaunched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave staunched
he, she, ithas staunched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad staunched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill staunch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have staunched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam staunching
he, she, itis staunching
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you, we, theyare staunching
Past
I, he, she, itwas staunching
you, we, theywere staunching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been staunching
he, she, ithas been staunching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been staunching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be staunching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been staunching
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