a flote
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a flote(
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floh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (above water)
a. afloat
Es un milagro que el barco se haya mantenido a flote después de golpear esas rocas.It's a miracle that the ship stayed afloat after hitting those rocks.
2. (surviving)
a. afloat
Francisco está trabajando duro para mantenerse a flote en esta época de crisis.Francisco is working hard to stay afloat in these times of economic crisis.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A pesar de todas las dificultades que ha tenido en la vida, Sandra ha logrado salir a flote.Despite all the difficulties she has had to confront in her life, Sandra has managed to keep her head above water.
El nuevo gerente se ha comprometido a sacar a flote la empresa.The new manager has committed to getting the company back on its feet.
3. (coming to the surface)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Después del paso del huracán, salió a flote una gran cantidad de basura en el mar.After the hurricane struck, a lot of trash rose to the surface of the sea.
Los rescatistas lograron sacar a flote la lancha que se hundió en el lago.The rescuers were able to refloat the boat that sank in the lake.
4. (becoming known)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En la investigación ha salido a flote evidencia que había sido ocultada.Previously concealed evidence has come to light during the investigation.
El reportaje sacó a flote el pasado oscuro del candidato.The report brought to light the candidate's murky past.
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flote
a flote afloat; mantenerse a flote [+barco, negocio] to stay afloat
el desaparecido, J.M.O.A., de 37 años, consiguió mantenerse a flote con su hija en brazos hasta la llegada de una lancha que los salvó el bote consiguió mantenerse a flote en el temporal el préstamos les ayudó a mantenerse a flote Suficiente como para mantenerse a flote, pero no como para desbaratar la coalición de sus rivales
poner o sacar a flote [+barco] to refloat; [+negocio, economía] to get back on its feet; salir a flote [+negocio, economía, persona] to get back on one's feet; [+secreto] to come to light
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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