A neighbor tried in vain to stanch the bleeding with a towel.
The Obama administration began 2009 with an aggressive stimulus to stanch the rapid deterioration of the economy.
But Clapper has also failed fundamentally to stanch the leakage of secrets so emblematic of his tenure atop the community.
In a swift move to stanch the controversy, Governor Rockefeller demanded the piece be removed.
This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.
He lifted one hand to stanch the blood that flowed from his nose.
They saw more than trace enough of how he had tried to stanch the persistent flow from his wounds.
She was a stanch three-master, carrying eleven guns to a broadside.
My father knew full well that the end was at hand, yet he faced it manfully, like the stanch old seaman he was.
He turned to her with the stanch optimism she had grown accustomed to in him.
"to stop the flow of" (especially of blood), c.1300, from Old French estanchier "cause to cease flowing, stop, hinder," from Vulgar Latin *stancare, perhaps contracted from *stagnicare, from Latin stagnum "pond, pool" (see stagnate).