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buoy up

1. To physically support and elevate someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buoy" and "up." My daughter needs floaties to buoy her up in the pool.
2. To emotionally support someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buoy" and "up." I can always count on my friends to buoy me up during tough times.
3. To bolster or strengthen someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buoy" and "up." They're counting on the popular young actor's endorsement to really buoy up their campaign.
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buoy someone or something up

to keep someone or something afloat. Use this cushion to buoy yourself up. The log buoyed up the swimmer until help came. The air trapped in the hull buoyed the boat up.
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buoy someone up

Fig. to support, encourage, or sustain someone. The good news buoyed her up considerably. Her good humor buoyed up the entire party.
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buoy up

1. To keep something or someone aloft or afloat: Air currents helped buoy up the glider. The life jacket buoyed me up until I was rescued.
2. To keep something at a high level; support something: The advertising campaign buoyed up their sales through the summer. The athlete's endorsement buoyed the politician up.
3. To hearten or inspire someone or something: The cheering fans buoyed up the team's spirit. Your kind words have buoyed me up.
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ON THE MOVE: Workers get ready to remove the buoy from Cymyran beach yesterday, more than three years since it was first washed up on the Anglesey coast
The Pool Buoy can withstand significant wind and wave turbulence without tipping, and it also assembles in five easy steps.
Had he not noticed the buoy in the trap and responded so quickly to call a waveoff, it could have damaged the aircraft and the ship when he tried to close the RSD beams to secure us to the deck.
Members of the public who see people interfering with, damaging or removing life-saving equipment like life buoys should report it to police immediately on 101 ext 69191.
But those who did show up got an update on Ocean Power Technologies' current plans for the buoys, which harness the kinetic energy released by the undulation of the ocean's powerful waves, then sling it to shore via transmission cables hooked to the energy grid.
The unloading buoy will be retrieved from its submerged position by means of a winch and recovery line.
Under the direction of physical oceanographer Bill Richardson, the Buoy Group set out to develop ways to discover what was happening far beneath the ocean surface and to explore the complex interactions between sea and air.
Costs associated with the buoy project are being paid by Santee Cooper and by a U.
69s) against the time of their lap prior to taking out the buoy (3m 26.
In late 2007, the first test buoy was deployed off the west coast near Newport, Oregon.
The buoy was obtained in 1915 by the skipper of a fishing boat from Kinsale, County Cork, who helped to rescue Lusitania survivors.
The company's Deep Siren system employs acoustic, expendable buoys that enable long-range communication from the buoy to a submarine throughout its area of operations, dependent on environmental conditions.
The buoy will be positioned at the mouth of the Patapsco River near Baltimore and will collect water-quality data as well as information on waves and currents via a system of sensors.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined the Thai government a few months ago in launch ing the first Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) buoy station halfway between Thailand and Sri Lanka, at 9 degrees north lattitude and 89 degrees east longitude.
Anastasia said the first buoy could be in place by the end of this year and the second one early next year.