Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of staunch.

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Examples

  • The bank's success in staunching the exit of clie nt money was overshadowed Tuesday by what analysts deemed a lackluster quarterly pretax profit, excluding a big, one-off gain.

    UBS Staunches Outflow of Funds

  • It would mean staunching the flow of dumped U.S. commodities (today mainly handed out in 'food for work' programs, usually in crony systems) which, more than ever since the earthquake, has meant that Haitian farmers either have to sell their food for a pittance or cannot sell it at all.

    Beverly Bell: Haitian Farmers: Growing Strength to Grow Food

  • We have photographic evidence that, not only did the guy release crude oil without proper protective preparation, but ran to lay legal claim before staunching theflow.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Suing EPA Over Gulf Cleanup

  • It would mean staunching the flow of dumped U.S. commodities (today mainly handed out in 'food for work' programs, usually in crony systems) which, more than ever since the earthquake, has meant that Haitian farmers either have to sell their food for a pittance or cannot sell it at all.

    Beverly Bell: Haitian Farmers: Growing Strength to Grow Food

  • Two doctors and a nurse, and several other bystanders, had done some basic care already, staunching the blood from one victim's wound with a tourniquet made from a belt, administering CPR to the little girl and comforting those who were still conscious.

    Arizona Shooting Scene Described By Paramedics

  • DCPS ENROLLMENT RISES -- In a press conference this morning, Fenty and Rhee are expected to announce that the enrollment of the D.C. Public Schools has risen for the first time, staunching decades of losses.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 5, 2010

  • Twenty-two university graduates were recently offered jobs in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust as part of a pilot aimed at staunching the flow of talented young people who are turning their back on a career in healthcare due to a lack of opportunity.

    Fast-tracking graduates into mental health jobs

  • Two doctors and a nurse, and several other bystanders, had done some basic care already, staunching the blood from one victim's wound with a tourniquet made from a belt, administering CPR to the little girl and comforting those who were still conscious.

    Arizona Shooting Scene Described By Paramedics

  • Together, the importance of these stories is clear: Staunching the flow of carbon into the atmosphere is every bit as urgent as staunching the flow of oil into the Gulf.

    Bill McKibben: The World's Biggest Environmental Crisis Flows on

  • Together, the importance of these stories is clear: Staunching the flow of carbon into the atmosphere is every bit as urgent as staunching the flow of oil into the Gulf.

    Bill McKibben: The World's Biggest Environmental Crisis Flows on

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