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buoy

noun

1 buoy

Bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards.

Roget 320: levity; lightness etc. adj.; imponderability, buoyancy, volatility.    feather, dust, mote, down, thistle, down, flue, ... show more

Dutch: boei, keerboei, ton
Polish: boja, pława, pływak



verb

1 buoy

Float on the surface of water.

Roget 307: heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect; set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up; rear, hoist, heave; ... show more

2 buoy

Keep afloat:
— The life vest buoyed him up.

synonym: buoy up.

Dutch: stutten

3 buoy

Mark with a buoy.

Dutch: afbakenen, markeren


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