stay afloat
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stay afloat
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to continue floating)
a. mantenerse a flote
The boat was destroyed, but it stayed afloat long enough for us to escape to shore.El barco fue destruido, pero se mantuvo a flote el tiempo suficiente para dejarnos escapar a la orilla.
2. (to continue functioning)
a. mantenerse a flote
The recession years were hard, but we stayed afloat and now the profits are growing again.Los años de la recesión fueron difíciles, pero nos mantuvimos a flote y ahora las ganancias están aumentando de nuevo.
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