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float

US [floʊt]
UK [fləʊt]
  • v.浮;浮动;漂浮;漂流
  • n.浮子;彩车;鱼漂;(学游泳用的)浮板
  • Web浮点数;浮点型;单精度
Simple Present:floats  Present Participle:floating  Past Tense:floated  
float
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v.
水上;空中on water/in air
1.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
浮动;漂流;飘动;飘移to move slowly on water or in the air
A group of swans floated by.
一群天鹅缓缓游过。
The smell of new bread floated up from the kitchen.
厨房里飘出新鲜面包的香味。
Beautiful music came floating out of the window.
美妙的乐声从窗口传出。
An idea suddenly floated into my mind.
我脑海里突然浮现出一个想法。
People seem to float in and out of my life.
不同的人在我的生命中出现和消失。
2.
[i]
浮;漂浮to stay on or near the surface of a liquid and not sink
Wood floats.
木头能浮起来。
A plastic bag was floating in the water.
一个塑料袋在水中漂浮。
Can you float on your back?
你能仰浮吗?
3.
[t]
使浮动;使漂流to make sth move on or near the surface of a liquid
There wasn't enough water to float the ship.
水不够深,船浮动不起来。
They float the logs down the river to the towns.
他们把原木沿河漂运至城镇。
飘然走动walk lightly
4.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
轻盈走动;飘然移动to walk or move in a smooth and easy way
She floated down the steps to greet us.
她轻盈地下楼来迎接我们。
提出想法suggest idea
5.
[t]
~ sth
提出,提请考虑(想法或计划)to suggest an idea or a plan for other people to consider
They floated the idea of increased taxes on alcohol.
他们建议提高酒税。
商业;经济学business/economics
6.
[t]
~ sth
(公司或企业)首次公开发行(股票),使上市to sell shares in a company or business to the public for the first time
The company was floated on the stock market in 2007.
这家公司于 2007 年上市。
Shares were floated at 585p.
股票最初上市价为 5 英镑 85 便士。
7.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(使货币汇率)自由浮动if a governmentfloats its country's money or allows it tofloat , it allows its value to change freely according to the value of the money of other countries
IDM
You can listen to whatever kind of music floats your boat.
无论你喜欢哪种音乐,你都可以听。
float sbs boat
(informal)
为某人所喜欢to be what sb likes
You can listen to whatever kind of music floats your boat.
无论你喜欢哪种音乐,你都可以听。
n.
车辆vehicle
1.
彩车a large vehicle on which people dressed in special costumes are carried in a festival
a carnival float
狂欢节彩车
钓鱼in fishing
2.
浮子;鱼漂a small light object attached to a fishing line that stays on the surface of the water and moves when a fish has been caught
游泳for swimming
3.
(学游泳用的)浮板a light object that floats in the water and is held by a person who is learning to swim to stop them from sinking
饮料drink
4.
加冰淇淋的饮料a drink with ice cream floating in it
a Coke float
一杯加冰淇淋的可口可乐
money
5.
(商店的)备用零钱a sum of money consisting of coins and notes of low value that is given to sb before they start selling things so that they can give customers change

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