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Definition of refloat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

refloat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfləʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfloʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refloat
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfləʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfloʊt//
 
he / she / it refloats
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfləʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfloʊts//
 
past simple refloated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfləʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfloʊtɪd//
 
past participle refloated
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfləʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfloʊtɪd//
 
-ing form refloating
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfləʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfloʊtɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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refloat something to make a boat or ship float again, for example after it has become stuck on the bottom in shallow water A salvage team had battled for five days to refloat the ship. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: refloat