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buoy up definitions
1: become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit" [syn: lighten, lighten up, buoy up]
2: make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit" [syn: lighten, lighten up, buoy up] [ant: weigh down, weigh on]
3: keep afloat; "The life vest buoyed him up" [syn: buoy, buoy up]
1. Float, keep afloat, bear up, keep on the surface. 2. Encourage, sustain, keep up, keep in spirits, keep in heart, hearten, embolden, reassure.
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