He tried to outsmart the instructors by resting the back of his head on a buoy in the pool.
I suspect this will buoy liberal spirits, but anger the right and befuddle the independents.
When Joe steered them into a buoy and all seemed lost, Kennedy inspired him to keep going and eventually win the race.
They gave me a jolt of encouragement that is going to buoy me for the rest of my writing life.
And he will buoy hopes among Democrats that Virginia is reliably purple, if not blue, in the 2016 presidential election.
Lay by this, young lady,” the Captain went on, “that buoy chain was cut.
But I'll have a sharp look out after the 'buoy,' and he'll do well, you'll see.
Faith and hope only buoy the heart, and time brings the end.
As the jib and foresail were taken off her, she shot up to the buoy.
He was rather angry with young Chisholm, because he was persuaded Wyndham had not seen the buoy.
late 16c., "to mark with a buoy," from buoy (n.). Meaning "rise up, lift, sustain" is from c.1600, perhaps influenced by Spanish boyar "to float," ultimately from the same source. In the figurative sense (of hopes, spirits, etc.) it is recorded from 1640s. Related: Buoyed; buoying.