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afloat

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈfləʊt/  us   /-ˈfloʊt/
floating on water: She spent seven days afloat on a raft. He managed to keep/stay afloat by holding on to the side of the boat. having enough money to pay what you owe: Many small businesses are struggling to stay/keep afloat.
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