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“buoy” in British English

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buoynoun [ C ]

uk /bɔɪ/ us /ˈbuː.i/

buoyverb

uk /bɔɪ/ us /ˈbuː.i/

(Definition of “buoy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“buoy” in American English

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buoynoun [ C ]

us /ˈbu·i, bɔɪ/

buoy noun [ C ] (OBJECT IN WATER)

an object that floats on the water to show ships where it is safe to go

buoyverb [ T ]

us /ˈbu·i, bɔɪ/

buoy verb [ T ] (FEEL HAPPY)

to encourage or make someone feel better:

I was really buoyed by the nice comments on my work.

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

“buoy” in Business English

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buoyverb [ T ]

uk /bɔɪ/ us

to support a business, economy, or financial market and make it more successful:

be buoyed (up) by sth Shares rose 50p to 810p, buoyed up by news of a possible merger.

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