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buoy

US [ˈbui]
UK [bɔɪ]
  • n.浮标;航标
  • v.鼓舞;鼓励;使漂浮;使浮起
  • Web救生圈;浮筒;浮子
Plural Form:buoys  Present Participle:buoying  Past Tense:buoyed  
buoy
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n.
— see also
lifebuoy
1.
浮标;航标an object which floats on the sea or a river to mark the places where it is dangerous and where it is safe for boats to go
v.
1.
~ sb (up)
鼓舞;鼓励to make sb feel cheerful or confident
Buoyed by their win yesterday the team feel confident of further success.
在昨天的胜利鼓舞下,该队有信心再次获胜。
2.
~ sb/sth (up)
使漂浮;使浮起to keep sb/sth floating on water
3.
~ sth (up)
使(价格)上浮;使(价格)维持于较高水平to keep prices at a high or acceptable level

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