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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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or buoy up buoy pronunciation in British English

  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.
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    1. a.
      to encourage someone and make them feel more confident
      He has been buoyed up by the news.


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