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Synonyms for buoy
ˈbu i, bɔɪbuoy

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. buoy

    float, support, sustain, elevate, elate, assure, animate, cheer, inspire

    sink, drown, depress, swamp, overcome, deject, crush, fail, betray

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buoyverb

    bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards

  2. buoyverb

    float on the surface of water

    buoy up

  3. buoy, buoy upverb

    keep afloat

    "The life vest buoyed him up"

    buoy up, lighten up, lighten

  4. buoyverb

    mark with a buoy

    buoy up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. buoynoun

    float (to indicate shoals, anchoring places, &c.)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "buoy":

    floatie, buoys, drifters, lifeline, beacon, lifebuoys, floats

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  1. Le Cun:

    There is an eight-foot buoy floating at the point of the intake piping, which has been in place since the plant opened, and states that people should stay 100 feet away. There are three intake pipes, which extend for a quarter mile along the floor of the ocean, and the one that the diver swam into is 16 feet in diameter with a protective cap.

  2. Unknown:

    If privatization fails to buoy up the economy, then let's be put in record now only who would or should be penalized

  3. Le Cun:

    I am 100% positive that there were no signs on the buoy, i know that because my boat was tied to that buoy.

  4. Peter Wallerstein:

    It's in pretty good condition, it looks a little thin. It's swimming really good. We put a buoy on it last night that should slow it down, and we should be able to spot it.

  5. William Cobbett:

    The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.

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    A synonym of "dry"
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