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floats

verb
present tense third-person singular of float

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • a canoe floating down the river
  • particles of dust floating in the air

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2 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • lost touch with a childhood friend who spent much of his adult life floating from place to place

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floats

noun
plural of float

Synonyms of floats (Entry 2 of 2)

a structure used by boats and ships for taking on or landing cargo and passengers
  • the crew put the cargo on the float before heading back down the river

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“Floats.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/floats. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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