Translation of "buoy" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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buoynoun [ 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

浮標,航標

buoyverb

uk /bɔɪ/ us /ˈbuː.i/

buoy verb (FLOAT)

[ T ] to prevent someone or something from sinking

使浮起
The very salty water buoyed her (up) as she swam. 她游泳時正是鹹水使她漂浮了起來。

buoy verb (MAKE HAPPIER)

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

鼓舞;鼓勵,使…更自信
She was buoyed (up) by the warm reception her audience gave her. 觀眾們熱烈的歡迎使她倍受鼓舞。

buoy verb (MAKE SUCCESSFUL)

[ 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. 因為可能有一家新工廠即將開工,所以該地區的房價一直居高不下。

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