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English definition of “float”

float

verb [T] (SUGGEST)    /fləʊt/ US  /floʊt/
to suggest a plan or an idea to be considered : Ian has floated the idea that we should think about expanding into Europe next year .Suggestions and proposals
(Definition of float verb (SUGGEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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