Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
buoy /bɔi/
  • danh từ
    • (hàng hải) phao, phao cứu đắm ((cũng) life buoy)
    • (nghĩa bóng) chỗ nương tựa
    • ngoại động từ
      • đặt phao, thả phao
        • to buoy [out] a channel: thả phao ở eo biển
      • ((thường) + up) giữ cho khỏi chìm, làm cho nổi, nâng lên
      • ((thường) + up) giữ vững tinh thần, làm cho phấn chấn
        • to be buoyed up with new hope: phấn chấn lên với niềm hy vọng mới
    Concise Dictionary
    +bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
    +float on the surface of water
    +keep afloat
    +mark with a buoy

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 (navigational or channel) mark or marker, float; nun (-buoy), can (-buoy), bell (buoy), gong (-buoy), siren, signal, mooring-buoy, spar-buoy, lollipop:
    Returning to port, always leave the red buoys to starboard.
    2 Often, buoy up. lift, raise, elevate, support, hearten, sustain, keep up:
    We sang songs to buoy up our spirits while the rescuers dug their way towards us.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    an object which floats on the sea or a river to mark the places where it is dangerous and where it is safe for boats to go
    See also - LIFEBUOY
    + verb [VN] [usually passive]
    1 ~ sb (up) to make sb feel cheerful or confident: Buoyed by their win yesterday the team feel confident of further success. + Knowing that all her friends were there buoyed up her spirits.
    2 ~ sb/sth (up) to keep sb/sth floating on water: The raft was buoyed (up) by empty petrol cans.
    3 ~ sth (up) to keep prices at a high or satisfactory level: Trading on Wall Street was buoyed in part by rising bond prices.

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