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Meaning of BUOY UP

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make more cheerful
  2. [v]  keep afloat; "The life vest buoyed him up"
  3. [v]  make more cheerful
 
 Synonyms: buoy, lighten, lighten
 
 Antonyms: weigh down, weigh on
 
 See Also: buoy up, cheer, cheer, cheer up, chirk up, hold, hold up, support, sustain

 

 

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