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Definition 1: become more cheerful - [verb of communication]

Samples where buoy up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit

Synonyms for buoy up in the sense of this definition

(buoy up is a kind of ...) become cheerful

Definition 2: keep afloat - [verb of contact]

Samples where buoy up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The life vest buoyed him up

Synonyms for buoy up in the sense of this definition

(buoy up is a kind of ...) 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?"

Definition 3: make more cheerful - [verb of emotion]

Samples where buoy up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the conversation lightened me up a bit

Synonyms for buoy up in the sense of this definition

(buoy up is a kind of ...) show approval or good wishes by shouting

"everybody cheered the birthday boy"

(buoy up causes ...) become more cheerful

"after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"

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