(cause to) stay at the top of liquid or be held up in air without sinking
vary freely in value against other countries' money from day to day
"The leaves were blowing in the wind"
"the boat drifted on the lake"
"The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"
"the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
"He floated the logs down the river"
"The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
"The dancer floated across the stage"
"float a ship"
"float the plaster"
"The government floated the ruble for a few months"
A romantic float in a gondola.
出自： A. Thackeray
Her timbers yet are sound, And she may float again.
出自： W. Cowper
Ice floats readily on water.
出自： T. H. Huxley
The feather floated lightly in the air.
A balloon floats in the air as a boat floats on water.
The flag is floating in the wind.
We watched the clouds floating in the sky.
Strange thoughts float into〔through〕 my mind when I am nearly asleep.
一块木头在河上漂浮着。 float sth on〔upon〕 sth
The idea was first floated on the organization before the war.