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buoy

noun [C]  us   /ˈbu·i, bɔɪ/

buoy noun [C] (OBJECT IN WATER)

an object that floats on the water to show ships where it is safe to go

buoy

verb [T]  us   /ˈbu·i, bɔɪ/

buoy verb [T] (FEEL HAPPY)

to encourage or make someone feel better: I was really buoyed by the nice comments on my work.
Translations of “buoy”
in Arabic عَوّامة الإِرْشاد…
in Korean 부표…
in Malaysian boya…
in French bouée…
in Turkish şamandıra…
in Italian boa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 浮標,航標…
in Russian буй…
in Polish boja…
in Vietnamese phao…
in Spanish boya…
in Portuguese boia…
in Thai ทุ่น…
in German die Boje…
in Catalan boia…
in Japanese (沖の)ブイ…
in Indonesian pelampung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 浮标,航标…
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