- v. Simple past tense and past participle of buoy up.
“The thing is, we're all so buoyed up just now with the crusading spirit, and so burningly convinced of the infamy of the Government we're fighting against (this time, thank goodness, one doesn't say "the nation we're fighting against") -- that we're a little inclined to forget about our own past idiocies.”
“He'd actually been quite buoyed up at the prospect, a feeling simultaneously undermined and exacerbated by Mikey fussing over him like he was his mother and it was the first day of an apprenticeship.”
“It filled with water instantly but was buoyed up by air-tanks under its thwarts ….”
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