Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To float again, in any sense.
  • noun A flowing back; reflux; ebb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Reflux; ebb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To cause to float again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb set afloat again

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Examples

  • Hopefully the FDIC is ready to dive in and remove the remaining toxic mortgage assets of any failing banks, along with their managements, and then refloat the institutions.

    Raise Rates to Boost the Economy

  • Britain's economy has stalled, anger at public spending cuts is mounting and the Prime Minister is desperately trying to refloat the foundering Big Society, the coalition government's one big idea.

    How Britain Can Lead the World

  • Attempts to refloat the whales began on Friday night.

    Whale rescuers in race against time after mass beaching at Scottish sea loch

  • Then you could do the bailout and refloat the bank to private investors.

    Matthew Yglesias » Non-Sequitur Objections to Bank Nationalization

  • Nor does it lie in endlessly easy Fed policy in a misguided attempt to refloat the housing bubble or revive the financial boom.

    The Great Misallocators

  • A container ship is grounded and leaking oil into New Zealand's pristine Bay of Plenty, with international crews scrambling to limit the environmental damage and refloat the vessel before it breaks up.

    New Zealand oil spill: grounded ship threatens environmental disaster

  • So to refloat the boat business, the Florida House voted last Wednesday to cap the boat sales tax at $18,000.

    Refloating Florida's Boats

  • Mr. Musk himself especially needs an IPO to refloat his lifestyle by converting some of his Tesla stake to cash.

    All Charged Up! (on Politics)

  • Last week, the SPLC released another report profiling 40 key leaders of the resurgent Patriots and their enablers -- people like U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has suggested that Obama is building political reeducation camps for our children, and Fox News host Glenn Beck, who helped refloat conspiracy theories about secret government concentration camps and has called Obama an anti-white racist who is comparable to Hitler.

    Fifteen Years Later: A Grim Anniversary in Oklahoma

  • Last week, the SPLC released another report profiling 40 key leaders of the resurgent Patriots and their enablers -- people like U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has suggested that Obama is building political reeducation camps for our children, and Fox News host Glenn Beck, who helped refloat conspiracy theories about secret government concentration camps and has called Obama an anti-white racist who is comparable to Hitler.

    Mark Potok: Fifteen Years Later: A Grim Anniversary in Oklahoma

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