|Origin:||boyar 'to float', from boya 'buoy', from Latin boia; BUOY1|
Related topics: Finance
buoy2 also buoy up [transitive]
to make someone feel happier or more confident:
The party is buoyed up by the latest opinion poll results.
to keep profits, prices etc at a high level:
Increased demand for computers buoyed their profits.
to keep something floating