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Noun
A large mass of snow, leaves, or other material piled up or carried along by the wind
“I crouched at the border of field and forest, hidden behind the snow-dusted skeleton of a bush and a drift banked against a fallen trunk.”
Noun
The general intention or meaning of an argument or someone's remarks
“Some experienced industry observers disagree with the drift of this argument.”
Noun
A continuous slow movement from one place to another
“The project has slowed down the drift toward the cities.”
Noun
The deviation of a vessel, aircraft, or projectile from its intended or expected course as the result of currents or winds
“They require continuous updates from the visual sense to correct the drift errors in the other four inputs.”
Noun
A prevailing or general movement or inclination
“Their fears at what they see as a drift towards economic chaos.”
Verb
Be carried slowly by a current of air or water
“We drift with the current over one of his favourite yellow spots.”
Verb
To move about from place to place aimlessly
“People drifted around the room.”
Verb
To deviate gently from the intended direction of travel
“Theo slowly began to drift off into another daydream about the life she wished she could have, the life of a popular girl that didn't have a care in the world.”
Verb
To drive into heaps
“Unless he organized his thoughts he would die here in the nighttime, the snow would drift over his body and only the dogs would know where to find him.”
Verb
To rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
“… the boat drifted along on the current.”
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