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Buoy up   /bˈui əp/   Listen
Buoy up

verb
1.
Become more cheerful.  Synonyms: lighten, lighten up.
2.
Make more cheerful.  Synonyms: lighten, lighten up.
3.
Keep afloat.  Synonym: buoy.






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"Buoy up" Quotes from Famous Books



... not, as this Pharisee, bring their own righteousness into the temple, and there buoy up themselves and spirits by that into a conceit, that for the sake of that, God will be merciful and good unto them: but throwing away their own, they make to God for his, because they certainly know, even by the word of God, that in the judgment none can stand the ...
— The Works of John Bunyan • John Bunyan



Words linked to "Buoy up" :   hold up, buoy, cheer up, lighten, sustain, hold, chirk up, cheer, weigh down, support



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