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English definition of “afloat”

afloat

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈfləʊt/ us    /-ˈfloʊt/
floating on water: She spent seven days afloat on a raft. He managed to keep/stay afloat by holding on to the side of the boat.Terms for location and direction used at sea having enough money to pay what you owe: Many small businesses are struggling to stay/keep afloat.Wealthiness and wealthy
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