January 6, 2015
Word: stanch (v)
Meaning: to stop the flowing
Synonyms: check, halt, plug
1. Doctors on the battlefield would use a tourniquet to stanch the flow of blood from a soldier’s wound.
2. He stanched the to-go box leak before his book got covered in sauce.
3. I wasn’t able to stanch the flow of the bathroom pipe so the bathroom flooded.
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