buoy up

[ boo-ee, boi ]SEE DEFINITION OF buoy up

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUOY UP

In this fashion did Dick seek to buoy up the low spirits of his companion.

His hopeful spirits had helped to buoy up her expectations and assuage the sorrows of the present.

Floats formed of cork, goose and swan quills, &c., are often used to buoy up the hook so that it may float clear of the bottom.

It was a feeble straw for the buried man to clutch at, yet it was strong enough to buoy up Hope in a stout heart.

The air being less dense in wet weather, cannot buoy up smoke so readily, as when more dry and heavy.

He knew perfectly well that Seton was deceiving him in an attempt to buoy up his spirits.

Very slender hopes serve to buoy up people in circumstances like ours.

Her temper had been soured by disappointment and p. 43trouble; and hope, so long deferred, ceased to buoy up her spirit.

It not only rose itself, but helped to buoy up its unfortunate brother.

"I should say we had," Frank immediately replied, anxious to buoy up the spirits of his companion as much as possible.

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