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afloat adj.

1 floating on water

VERBS be | remain, stay | set sth The children set their new boat afloat on the lake. | keep sth struggling to keep the vessel afloat

2 able to survive financially

VERBS keep, stay He is struggling to keep afloat after a series of emotional and health problems. | keep sth They had to sell their assets to keep the business afloat.