drift

All Noun Verb
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  • Unable to find another club, he drifted away from the first-class game.
  • He thought he could almost see the drifts rising higher against the out-buildings. Cited from A Dozen Ways Of Love, by Lily Dougall
  • He then said that the band had drifted from what they originally began making music for.
  • After twenty years of marriage he had drifted away from his wife.
  • After that she became more involved in local politics and drifted away from the party.
  • So he went out and proved him wrong, and this got him started drifting.
  • Mountain pass above the tree line have problems with snow drift in the winter.
  • She was abandoned by her crew and left to drift out of control.
  • These track days are what led him down the path of drifting.
  • The band drifted into a middle of the road direction which failed to bring them any success.
  • All in all the crew drifted on the ice for just over a year.
  • They drifted within sight of the island but were unable to reach it.
  • Others turned to the small town or slowly drifted elsewhere across the country.
  • The low slowly developed over the next two days while drifting to the west and northwest.
  • The second side forms a concept album about a person drifting alone in the sea at night.
  • Almost all this large scale industry has drifted away since the 1980s.
  • In summer, drifting ice remains in the central and western parts of the bay.
  • There were high drifts against many of the walls and among the trees. Cited from Southern Arabia, by Theodore Bent and Mabel Bent
  • His acting career failed to progress, and he drifted for several years.
  • Several times he retired and then drifted back into working.
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Meaning of drift

  • noun A force that moves something along
  • noun The gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
  • noun A process of linguistic change over a period of time
  • noun A large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
  • noun A general tendency to change (as of opinion)
    not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book, a broad movement of the electorate to the right
  • noun The pervading meaning or tenor
    caught the general drift of the conversation
  • noun A horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
    they dug a drift parallel with the vein
  • verb Vary or move from a fixed point or course
    stock prices are drifting higher
  • verb Move in an unhurried fashion
    The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests
  • verb Cause to be carried by a current
    drift the boats downstream
  • verb Drive slowly and far afield for grazing
    drift the cattle herds westwards
  • verb Be subject to fluctuation
    The stock market drifted upward
  • verb Be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
    snow drifting several feet high, sand drifting like snow