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stay afloat

verb as in float

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Many of them started taking some of the odd jobs in town just to stay afloat.

Though some FSA brigades must dabble in criminal activities to stay afloat and pay their fighters, ISIS is not strapped for cash.

To stay afloat, he needs to double that figure, ideally by the end of the year.

General Motors, which is much larger than Chrysler and required much more capital to stay afloat, has been a different story.

Many have had to enact deep cuts and lay off employees to stay afloat because of the lack of sports-going customers.

A flat-bottomed boat like our little skiff, we thought, could not stay afloat there very long.

He was struggling to stay afloat on the rough sea when a Spitfire began circling overhead.

At that time I didn't really expect to stay afloat, but was too busy with the matters in hand to care.

Far be it from me to stay afloat in Manila Bay on the 1st of May, and so cast discredit on history!

When a mass of bubbles from undersea could provoke such a turmoil in the water that no ship could stay afloat?


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stay afloat, such as: drift, glide, hang, hover, ride, and sail.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.