verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stanch1
Related formsstanch·a·ble, adjectivestanch·er, nounun·stanch·a·ble, adjective
Definition for stanch (2 of 2)
adjective, stanch·er, stanch·est.
Related formsstanch·ly, adverbstanch·ness, noun
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