Stem - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- cylinder forming a long narrow part of something (syn: shank)
- the tube of a tobacco pipe
- front part of a vessel or aircraft (syn: bow, fore, prow)
- a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
He is a wise and kind man, and comes of a good stem.
Her success stems from hard work.
The measures are meant to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
A tight bandage should stem the bleeding.
Dependence on alcohol often stems from unhappiness in the home.
We are now to ask how he will stem those seductions. (Robertson)
The increase in the national debt stems from the last war
...a small crack in the chalice at the join of the stem and the bowl...
...poor gas mileage did little to stem the popularity of that dreadnought of the roadways: the SUV...
Soon the ship was alight from stem to stern.
I tied a towel round his leg to try to stem the flow of blood.
present participle: stemming
past tense: stemmed
past participle: stemmed
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