- adj. 漂浮的，不沉的；在船（或艇）上的；经济上周转得开的，不欠债的；能维持下去的；在传播的，当前的；海上的；浸水的
- adv. 飘浮著；在船（或艇）上地；摆脱债务；在流传中，当前；浸满水；在海上
副词的用法：If someone or something is afloat, they remain partly above the surface of water and do not sink. 漂浮着地例：
They talked modestly of their valiant efforts to keep the tanker afloat.
副词的用法：If a person, business, or country stays afloat or is kept afloat, they have just enough money to pay their debts and continue operating. (人、企业、国家等) 仅够还债维持下去地例：
A number of efforts were being made to keep the company afloat.
- adj. 在海上的；飘浮的；浸满水的；在传播的
The boat was so small that no one believed it could stay afloat for very long.
because the government's expenditures are only going to keep the economy afloat for so long.
AIG has received more public funds to stay afloat than any other firm, with the government owning an 80-percent stake in the company.
No longer can the objective merely be to keep the Haitian people afloat with humanitarian aid.
In 2011, the company ran a trial with 20-ft pens set afloat off Hawaii.
She's struggling to get ad revenue and venture funding to keep her enterprise afloat.