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float / flotador
 
float   [fləʊt]
A. -noun
a. [of raft, seaplane]   flotador (m)   (for fishing line)   corcho (m)
(=swimming aid)   flotador (m)   (in procession)   carroza (f)
(=sum of money)   reserva (f)   (in shop)   fondo (m) de caja   dinero en caja antes de empezar las ventas del día (para cambios etcetera)
B. -transitive verb
1. [+boat, logs]   hacer flotar
a. it doesn't float my boat   *   no me da ni frío ni calor *,   no me llama la atenciónoun
2. (=render seaworthy)   poner a flote
3. (=launch)
[+company]   fundar,   constituir
4. (finance)
[+currency]   hacer fluctuar,   hacer flotar
[+shares]   emitir,   lanzar al mercado
[+loan]   emitir
5. ·to float an idea
·sugerir una idea
C. -intransitive verb
(generally)   flotar
[bather]   hacer la plancha
(=move in wind)   flotar,   ondear
·it floated to the surface
·salió a la superficie
·to float downriver
·ir río abajo
·we shall let the pound float
·dejaremos que la libra esterlina flote or fluctúe
 
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