buoy up

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.buoy up - become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"
chirk up, cheer up, cheer - become cheerful
2.buoy up - make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit"
cheer - show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
3.buoy up - keep afloat; "The life vest buoyed him up"
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"


1. To keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty.Also used with up:
2. To raise the spirits of.Also used with up:
Obsolete: exalt.

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vt sep
(fig) personAuftrieb geben (+dat); sb’s hopesbeleben; buoyed up by new hopevon neuer Hoffnung beseelt
(Fin) market, pricesAuftrieb geben (+dat)