v. stop or check flow of liquid; stop flow of blood from wound
It is imperative that we stanch the gushing wound before we attend to the other injuries.
Its decision to work on stanching a multimillion dollar mineral trade – used by rebel groups to finance one of the world’s longest running and most brutal conflicts – stands in contrast to how leading representatives of corporate America have responded to the tragedy.
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Once I fell headlong and cut my face; I lost no time in stanching the blood, but jumped up and ran on, with a warm trickle down my cheek and chin.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context