Meaning of “afloat” in the English Dictionary

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"afloat" in American English

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afloatadjective

us /əˈfloʊt/

floating on or in water:

They couldn’t keep the ferry afloat.
fig. Loan programs are aimed at keeping small businesses afloat (= operating).

(Definition of “afloat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"afloat" in Business English

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afloatadjective

uk /əˈfləʊt/ us FINANCE

having enough money to pay what you owe and not have debts:

keep sth afloat They need billion of dollars to keep the company afloat.
stay afloat Even when parent companies are fighting to stay afloat, you'll find an internet company boasting about its income.

(Definition of “afloat” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)