Translation of "buoy" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

buoy

noun [ C ] uk /bɔɪ/ us /ˈbuː.i/

a floating object on the top of the sea, used for directing ships and warning them of possible danger

浮标,航标
verb uk /bɔɪ/ us /ˈbuː.i/
FLOAT

[ T ] to prevent someone or something from sinking

使浮起
The very salty water buoyed her (up) as she swam. 她游泳时正是咸水使她漂浮了起来。
MAKE HAPPIER 鼓舞

[ T usually passive ] to make someone feel happier or more confident about a situation

鼓舞;鼓励,使…更自信
She was buoyed (up) by the warm reception her audience gave her. 观众们热烈的欢迎使她倍受鼓舞。
MAKE SUCCESSFUL 使更成功

[ T usually passive ] to support something and make it more successful

支持;使更成功
House prices have been buoyed (up) in the area by the possibility of a new factory opening. 因为可能有一家新工厂即将开工,所以该地区的房价一直居高不下。

(Translation of “buoy” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)