afloat

afloat
ə'fləut
adjective
(floating: We've got the boat afloat at last.) a flote
afloat
tr[ə'fləʊt]
adjective
1 a flote
afloat [ə'flo:t] adv & adj
: a flote
afloat
adj.
a flote adj.
a nado adj.
sin rumbo adj.
adv.
a flote adv.
a nado adv.
flotante adv.
sin rumbo adv.
ə'fləʊt
adjective (pred)
a) (on water) a flote

to stay afloat — mantenerse* a flote

b) (operational) a flote

to keep a business afloat — mantener* un negocio a flote

[ǝ'flǝʊt]
ADJ a flote

the oldest ship afloat — el barco más viejo que sigue a flote

by a miracle we were still afloat — quedamos a flote de milagro

the largest navy afloat — la mayor marina del mundo

to spend one's life afloat — pasar toda la vida a bordo

to keep sth afloat — (lit, fig) mantener algo a flote

to stay or keep afloat — (lit, fig) mantenerse a flote

to get a business afloat — lanzar un negocio

* * *
[ə'fləʊt]
adjective (pred)
a) (on water) a flote

to stay afloat — mantenerse* a flote

b) (operational) a flote

to keep a business afloat — mantener* un negocio a flote


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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  • afloat — a‧float [əˈfləʊt ǁ əˈfloʊt] adjective COMMERCE having enough money to operate or stay out of debt: • Matthew has been selling key assets just to keep the business afloat. • The company needs a cash injection of around £3 million to stay afloat. * …   Financial and business terms

  • Afloat — A*float ([.a]*fl[=o]t ), adv. & a. [Pref. a + float.] 1. Borne on the water; floating; on board ship. [1913 Webster] On such a full sea are we now afloat. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afloat — [ə flōt′] adj., adv. 1. floating freely; not grounded; esp., floating on the surface; not sinking 2. on board ship; at sea 3. flooded [the lower deck is afloat] 4. drifting about 5. in circulation; current [rumors are afloat] …   English World dictionary

  • afloat — index unsettled Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • afloat — (adj.) O.E. aflote, on flot, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + FLOAT (Cf. float) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • afloat — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) floating in water. 2) on board a ship or boat. 3) out of debt or difficulty …   English terms dictionary

  • afloat — a|float [əˈfləut US əˈflout] adj [not before noun] [: Old English; Origin: on flot on the sea ] 1.) having enough money to operate or stay out of debt keep (sb/sth) afloat/stay afloat ▪ The Treasury borrowed £40 billion, just to stay afloat. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afloat — [[t]əflo͟ʊt[/t]] 1) ADV: usu ADV after v, also v link ADV, n ADV If someone or something is afloat, they remain partly above the surface of water and do not sink. They talked modestly of their valiant efforts to keep the tanker afloat... Three… …   English dictionary

  • afloat — /əˈfloʊt / (say uh floht) adjective 1. borne on the water; in a floating condition: *Even a billy can or ladies bathing cap will supply sufficient buoyancy to keep a person afloat. –anon, water safety, 1955. 2. flooded: the main deck was afloat.… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • afloat — /euh floht /, adv., adj. 1. floating or borne on the water; in a floating condition: The ship was set afloat. 2. on board a ship, boat, raft, etc.; at sea: cargo afloat and ashore. 3. covered with water; flooded; awash: The main deck was afloat.… …   Universalium

  • afloat — adj. 1 floating on water VERBS ▪ be ▪ keep, remain, stay ▪ set sth ▪ The children set their new boat afloat on the lake …   Collocations dictionary

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