estancar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, compare Spanish estancar and Old French estanchier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: es‧tan‧car

Verb[edit]

estancar (first-person singular present indicative estanco, past participle estancado)

  1. (transitive) to staunch (to stop the loss of blood)
    Synonyms: vedar
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to staunch (to stop, check, or deter an action)
    • 1906, Raul Brandão, Os Pobres[1]:
      Os pobres são como os rios. Estancam a sêde da terra, fazem inchar as raizes e crescer as arvores; acarretam; móem o pão nos moinhos. Eil-a a vida da terra. Todas as cathedraes se construíram da sua dôr; sem elles a vida pararia.
  3. (intransitive, takes a reflexive pronoun) to stop
    Synonyms: parar

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stagnum, cognate with Old French estanchier.

Verb[edit]

estancar (first-person singular present estanco, first-person singular preterite estanqué, past participle estancado)

  1. (of water) detain, staunch, or hold back the flow of water.
  2. suspend, or stop a project or business plan.
  3. prohibit the free movement of merchandise

Conjugation[edit]

  • c becomes qu before e.

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