verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- stamping ground,
- stand a chance
Origin of stanch1
adjective, stanch·er, stanch·est.
Examples from the Web for stanch
A neighbor tried in vain to stanch the bleeding with a towel.
In a swift move to stanch the controversy, Governor Rockefeller demanded the piece be removed.The Most Wanted Warhol: A Scandal at the 1964 World’s Fair|Jessica Dawson|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Clapper has also failed fundamentally to stanch the leakage of secrets so emblematic of his tenure atop the community.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden|Eli Lake|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Obama administration began 2009 with an aggressive stimulus to stanch the rapid deterioration of the economy.
"That is very good advice," said Anders with a wry face, as he plucked some moss to stanch the wound in his arm.Days of the Discoverers|L. Lamprey
Are you loyal and stanch and true—or treacherous and contemptible?Wolf Breed|Jackson Gregory
Blood was gushing from his nose, and he tried to stanch it on the sleeve of his jacket.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
Yet with it he combined the character of a practical politician and a stanch party man.Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I.|John T. Morse
He has been a stanch supporter of the public schools and an advocate for good roads.Scandinavians on the Pacific, Puget Sound|Thomas Ostenson Stine
Word Origin for stanch
"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).