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- v. To cause to float again.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Reflux; ebb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To float again, in any sense.
- n. A flowing back; reflux; ebb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. set afloat again
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Then you could do the bailout and refloat the bank to private investors.
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.
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.
Attempts to refloat the whales began on Friday night.
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.
Nor does it lie in endlessly easy Fed policy in a misguided attempt to refloat the housing bubble or revive the financial boom.
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.
So to refloat the boat business, the Florida House voted last Wednesday to cap the boat sales tax at $18,000.
Mr. Musk himself especially needs an IPO to refloat his lifestyle by converting some of his Tesla stake to cash.
This would lower the cost of labor, making them competitive again (remember Asia after 1997-'98) while also inflating asset prices and helping to refloat borrowers who are underwater on their mortgages and other debts.