buoy up

(redirected from buoy)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to buoy: buoy up

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.
See also: up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: up

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.
See also: up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
The Malaysia Meteorology Department director-general told NST that the buoys' main contractor Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd was forced to dispose the three buoys following Cabinet approval.
where [A.sub.R,1] is the heave amplitude of the buoy. The function of [[phi].sub.R,1] also satisfies Laplace equation in the fluid domain.
According to the festival's Director, restoring 'Al Mafras'encouraged Katara to repeat the process with other buoys.
where [rho] is the density of ocean water, g is the acceleration of gravity, [S.sub.w] is the water plane area of heavy buoy, [omega] is the angular frequency, V is the volume of displaced ocean water of heavy buoy, [[mu].sub.z] is the added mass coefficient, and [??] is the complex amplitude of incident ocean waves [12,13].
As we arrived at the third launch point, I saw another AWAY light on the ACIP, but this time I heard a muffled "thump." I quickly looked in my side-view mirror and saw the buoy hanging out of the launcher.
The SAIC Tsunami Buoys will be part of a larger network of tsunami sensors.
Chief Inspector David Charlton, of Gateshead Area Command, warned:"This may seem like a prank, but the removal of life buoys from along rivers can have devastating consequences," he said.
Dan Buoy (far side) battles it out with Fair Spin at his beloved Pontefract in April 2010
But such approval would include multiple conditions on the permit; that Ocean Power Technologies monitors water quality at the site, for example, and have a spill plan in place to determine what happens if the 200 to 265 gallons of hydraulic fluid in each buoy were to leak.
2 September 2011 - Norwegian construction company AF Gruppen ASA (OSL:AFG) announced on Thursday a subcontractor deal worth NOK49m to demolish and recycle a loading buoy at the Statfjord C platform of local oil major Statoil ASA (OSL:STL).
University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists installed two research buoys to help study how climate change may be affecting the pH level of northern seas.
Up to two SRVs would temporarily moor at the proposed deepwater port by means of a submerged unloading buoy system.
11, 1960, a group of scientists, engineers, and technicians from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution set a doughnut-shaped buoy into the waters off Bermuda.
The buoy of 2.5 m diameter and 4.8 m depth with the Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (Calm) system can handle up to ultra-large shuttle tankers.