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

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    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.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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