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afloat

a·float

afloat

 
pronunciation:
flot
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition 1: on the water; floating.
The boat was damaged but it was still afloat.
antonyms:
aground
definition 2: flooded with water or other liquid.
The streets were afloat after the storm.
definition 3: floating on a boat or other vessel.
Once he was afloat, he began to get seasick.
definition 4: moving without guidance; drifting.
The boat had pulled away from its mooring and was now afloat.
definition 5: in circulation.
There was a story afloat about the actor's love affair.
definition 6: in operation; avoiding collapse.
Everyone wondered how the company managed to stay afloat during the hard times.
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