keep+afloat

  • 1 keep afloat — remain above water, not sink …

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  • 2 afloat — adj. 1 floating on water VERBS ▪ be ▪ keep, remain, stay ▪ set sth ▪ The children set their new boat afloat on the lake …

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  • 3 keep up — Synonyms and related words: afford support, au courant, back, back up, be employed, bear, bear up, bolster, bolster up, brace, buoy up, buttress, carry, carry on, carry on business, conserve, continue, copyright, cradle, crutch, cushion, do… …

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  • 4 afloat — a‧float [əˈfləʊt ǁ əˈfloʊt] adjective COMMERCE having enough money to operate or stay out of debt: • Matthew has been selling key assets just to keep the business afloat. • The company needs a cash injection of around £3 million to stay afloat. * …

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  • 5 afloat — a|float [əˈfləut US əˈflout] adj [not before noun] [: Old English; Origin: on flot on the sea ] 1.) having enough money to operate or stay out of debt keep (sb/sth) afloat/stay afloat ▪ The Treasury borrowed £40 billion, just to stay afloat. 2.)… …

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  • 6 afloat — [[t]əflo͟ʊt[/t]] 1) ADV: usu ADV after v, also v link ADV, n ADV If someone or something is afloat, they remain partly above the surface of water and do not sink. They talked modestly of their valiant efforts to keep the tanker afloat... Three… …

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  • 7 afloat — /əˈfloʊt / (say uh floht) adjective 1. borne on the water; in a floating condition: *Even a billy can or ladies bathing cap will supply sufficient buoyancy to keep a person afloat. –anon, water safety, 1955. 2. flooded: the main deck was afloat.… …

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  • 8 afloat — adj. 1) to keep smt. afloat 2) to set (a ship) afloat * * * [ə fləʊt] to keep smt. afloat to set (a ship) afloat …

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  • 9 afloat — /euh floht /, adv., adj. 1. floating or borne on the water; in a floating condition: The ship was set afloat. 2. on board a ship, boat, raft, etc.; at sea: cargo afloat and ashore. 3. covered with water; flooded; awash: The main deck was afloat.… …

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  • 10 afloat — UK [əˈfləʊt] / US [əˈfloʊt] adjective [never before noun] 1) a) floating on water We managed to get the boat afloat again. b) on a boat or a ship holidays afloat 2) able to pay the money that you owe £1 million is needed to keep the institution… …

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  • 11 afloat — a|float [ ə flout ] adjective never before noun 1. ) floating on water: We managed to get the boat afloat again. a ) on a boat or a ship 2. ) able to pay the money you owe: $1 million is needed to keep the institution afloat. ╾ a|float adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 To keep one's head above water — Water Wa ter (w[add] t[ e]r), n. [AS. w[ae]ter; akin to OS. watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG. wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[=o], O. Slav. & Russ. voda, Gr. y dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to wet, and… …

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  • 13 National Emergency Command Post Afloat — The National Emergency Command Post Afloat (NECPA) was part of the United States government s continuity of government plans during the 1960s. It was one third of a triad composing of airborne, ground and sea based assets.[1] Contents 1 History 2 …

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  • 14 be buoyed up — keep afloat. → buoy …

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  • 15 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 16 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 17 Dreadnought — For other uses, see Dreadnought (disambiguation). The oldest remaining dreadnought, USS Texas, was launched in 1912 and is now a museum ship. The dreadnought was the predominant type of 20th century battleship. The first of the kind, the… …

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  • 18 Business Overview — ▪ 2009 Introduction Automobiles.       The American automotive industry began 2008 in precarious condition, and as the year unfolded, the situation went from bad to worse. First, gasoline prices of $3.50 to $4 per gallon throughout much of the… …

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  • 19 Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet — Steamboats at Colman Dock, Seattle, WA, circa 1912. Indianapolis is the large steamer on the right The Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet was a large number of private transportation companies running smaller passenger and freight boats on Puget Sound… …

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  • 20 bear — Synonyms and related words: Cape polecat, Tartar, abide, abide with, acquiesce, acquit, act, admit of, affect, afflict, afford, afford support, aim, allow, answer, ape, appertain, apply, assault, attend, author, avail, back, back up, bar, be… …

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