One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘oil floats on water’
stay afloat, stay on the surface, be buoyant, be buoyed up
2‘the huge craft floated above the surface of the planet’
hover, levitate, be suspended, hang, defy gravity
3‘a dark cloud floated across the moon’
drift, glide, sail, slip, slide, waft, flow, stream, move, travel, be carried
4‘the Chancellor floated the idea of offering dual citizenship’
suggest, put forward, come up with, submit, raise, moot, propose, advance, offer, proffer, posit, present, table, test the popularity of
informal run something up the flagpole, run something up the flagpole to see who salutes
5‘the company was floated on the Stock Exchange’
launch, get going, get off the ground, offer, sell, introduce, establish, set up, institute, promote
wind up, buy back
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