float verb

1 on water/in air

ADV. gently | downstream, downwards | upwards In the dream my feet leave the ground and I start to float upwards. | about, around, away, off

VERB + FLOAT seem to Her voice seemed to float on the water as gently as a slight mist.

PREP. across A few small clouds floated across the sky. | down chunks of ice floating down the river | in pieces of wood floating in the water | on A few leaves floated on the surface of the water.

2 currency

ADV. freely The government decided to allow the peso to float freely.

VERB + FLOAT allow sth to