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Definition 1: stop the flow of a liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where staunch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • staunch the blood flow
  • stem the tide

Synonyms for staunch in the sense of this definition

(staunch is a kind of ...) arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

"He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"

Definition 2: firm and dependable especially in loyalty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where staunch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a steadfast ally
  • a staunch defender of free speech
  • unswerving devotion
  • unswerving allegiance

Synonyms for staunch in the sense of this definition

(staunch is similar to ...) steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection

"a man constant in adherence to his ideals" "a constant lover" "constant as the northern star"

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