Antonym: ashore. Similar words: float, floating, loathe, bloated, loathsome, moat, boat, goat. Meaning: [ə'fləʊt] adj. 1. aimlessly drifting 2. borne on the water; floating 3. covered with water.
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(1) The Treasury borrowed ￡40 billion, just to stay afloat.
(2) The inheritance kept them afloat for years.
(3) How long did you spend afloat?
(4) She spent seven days afloat on a raft.
(5) The children set their new boat afloat on the lake.
(6) Several of the lifeboats were still afloat a month after being cast adrift .
(7) I had to battle hard just to stay afloat.
(8) They made a raft and set it afloat.
(9) Many small businesses are struggling to stay/keep afloat.
(10) The ancients conceived the earth as afloat in water.
(11) She was trying desperately to stay afloat.
(12) There's a story afloat that he'll resign.
(13) It was one of the largest vessels afloat.
(14) The ship was listing badly but still kept afloat.
(15) The firm managed to stay afloat during the recession.
(16) Rumors of a revolt were afloat. Sentencedict.com
(17) He kept the business afloat.
(18) The lower deck is afloat.
(19) Somehow we kept the boat afloat.
(20) Somehow we kept the ship afloat.
(21) The boat is afloat.
(22) They are borrowing just to stay afloat, not for investment.
(23) Hurling his arms and legs about wildly,he kept afloat but wasted much effort.
(24) He is struggling to keep afloat after a series of emotional and health problems.
(25) The boat stuck on a sandbank but we soon got it afloat again.
(26) They talked modestly of their valiant efforts to keep the tanker afloat.
(27) He clung tightly to the raft to keep himself afloat.
(28) They had to sell their assets to keep the business afloat.
(29) He could not swim and only a life jacket kept him afloat.
(30) Hurling his arms and legs around wildly, he kept afloat but wasted much effort.