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buoy up

verb

1 buoy up

Become more cheerful.

synonyms: lighten, lighten up.

Roget 858: hope, trust, confide, rely on, put one's trust in; lean upon; pin one's hope upon, pin one's faith upon etc. (believe) 484.    feel hope, entertain hope, ... show more



2 buoy up

Make more cheerful.

synonyms: lighten, lighten up.

3 buoy up

Keep afloat.

synonym: buoy.

Dutch: stutten


Moby thesaurus: afford support, animate, back, back up, bear, bear up, bolster, bolster up, boost, brace, brighten, buoy, buttress, carry, cast up, cheer, cradle, crutch, cushion, elevate ... show more.

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