float verb (NOT SINK)
- We lashed together anything that would float to make a raft.
- The body hit the water, floated for a few seconds, and then sank to the bottom of the river.
- In science we learned about density, and why oil floats on water.
- In the pool, several ladies were floating on their backs, like starfish, with their arms and legs stretched out.
- "My rubber duck won't float any more!" "Oh dear - it's all full of water, that's why."
float verb (MOVE)
- She stopped rowing and let the boat float with the stream.
- He floated through his exams with no problems whatsoever.
- From the riverbank he watched the boats float past.
- He let go of the string and the balloon floated off into the distance.
- He floats past defenders as if they weren't there.