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A large mass of organic material piled up or carried along by the wind
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“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.”
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The general intention or meaning of an argument or statement
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“Some experienced industry observers disagree with the drift of this argument.”
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A continuous slow movement from one place to another
“Half of the population lives in coastal towns, and there is a marked population drift toward these areas.”
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A general direction in which something is developing or changing
“Within this context, then, it is possible to identify a drift toward an increased use of marked prosody.”
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A deviation from an intended or expected course
“They require continuous updates from the visual sense to correct the drift in the other four inputs.”
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A steady, continuous stream or supply of something
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The general mood, character or attitude of something or someone
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Place to cross a river
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A pile of objects, typically one that is neatly arranged
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An underlying feeling or influence, especially one that is contrary to the prevailing atmosphere and is not expressed openly
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The perceptible natural movement of the air in the environment
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A dream or imagination
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An act or instance of wandering
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A change in temperament or circumstance, especially sudden
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The act of something happening
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An affection or proclivity for a person, activity or thing
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A state of constant movement or fluctuation
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(line of thought/thinking) A prescribed way of thinking
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A shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across
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The capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding of someone or something
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A large number or crowd of people
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An overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land
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A small, narrow river
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An artificial underground passage, especially one built through a hill or under a building, road, or river
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A long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore
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An anchored float serving as a navigation mark, to show reefs or other hazards, or for mooring
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An interpretation of the nature, scope, or meaning of something
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A layer or mass of accumulated matter
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An idea or impression conveyed by words
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Something that is ongoing, advancing or moving forward
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(literally or figuratively) To move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
“To do so would be to drift toward an encyclopaedic enumeration of detail which would never amount to theorization.”
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To move away from a fixed point or place
“The revelers would then drift off to enjoy the happy, hippy vibe of the summer day.”
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To change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
“After some back and forth, the topic would curiously drift to something else altogether.”
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To aimlessly move or drift from place to place
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“It seems pretty self-evident that people would drift around until they found someone who spoke their own language.”
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(literally or figuratively) To deviate gently from an intended direction or course
“You risk getting lost in the wilderness if you drift too far from the walking trail.”
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To accumulate, especially through natural forces
“Snow would drift back as fast as any amount of digging could clear it.”
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To lie or move along on a liquid surface or in the air
“Planktons is a collective term for a variety of marine and fish water organisms that drift on the ocean or in bodies of freshwater.”
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To perform a glissade
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Move, travel to another place
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Move, or tend to move, towards a centre of gravity or other attractive force
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Lose one's way
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To fail to fulfil one's potential
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To change direction as a result of entering a different medium
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(of language, thought, etc.) To proceed aimlessly or with little purpose
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Fall asleep
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To move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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Move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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Be in or move into a sloping position
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