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afloat 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/əˈflōt/,
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Floating in water; not sinking,
  1. Floating in water; not sinking
    • - they trod water to keep afloat
    • - the canoes were still afloat
  2. On board a ship or boat
    • - flotilla sailing is a sociable way to explore while living afloat
  3. Out of debt or difficulty
    • - I contrived to stay afloat in honest self-employment
  4. In general circulation; current
    • - the rumor has been afloat that I am far advanced in years

  1. adrift(p): aimlessly drifting
  2. afloat(p): borne on the water; floating
  3. afloat(p): covered with water; "the main deck was afloat (or awash)"; "the monsoon left the whole place awash"; "a flooded bathroom"; "inundated farmlands"; "an overflowing tub"
  4. Afloat is an album by Zhao Wei. The album's English title is Afloat, while Amazon.co.uk released it as Piao, which is the pinyin of the Chinese title.This album sold out 300,000 in first ten days.
  5. floating; out at sea; making successful progress under one's own steam
  6. The coffee is in route on a ship.
  7. Of a vessel which is floating freely (not aground or sunk). More generally of vessels in service ("the company has 10 ships afloat").
  8. Obviously when floating in water but also in a personal sense when aboard a boat: "I'm afloat".
  9. Floating, as opposed to being aground.
  10. Floating. Not stuck on a rock or sandbar.
  11. In a floating position or condition; on board a ship away from shore.
  12. Swimming - not touching the Bottom.
  13. Resting on the surface of the water.
  14. Floating freely (moving, not stuck)