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verb [transitive] [often passive]     buoy pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebuoying
past tensebuoyed
past participlebuoyed

or buoy up     buoy up pronunciation in British English

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  1. 1
    economics to help a company, market, or economy to be more successful

    The stock market was buoyed by comments from the Bank of England chairman.

    1. a.
      to encourage someone and make them feel more confident

      He has been buoyed up by the news.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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