afloat

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 [əˈfləʊt]


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afloat
If someone or something is afloat, they are floating on water rather than sinking.
By kicking constantly he could stay afloat.
Her hooped skirt kept her afloat and saved her.
Be careful
You do not use ‘afloat’ in front of a noun.
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