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Adjective
Moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces
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Free of debt
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Without purpose, direction, or guidance
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Marked by digression
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Transported
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Spread around in a chaotic and disorganized manner
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Lounging
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Without a specific purpose, meaning or goal
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Lacking direction
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Moving or able to move through the air
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A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand
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The activity of going out onto a body of water in a boat
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The act or state of wandering about without any fixed home or dwelling
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Resting on your oars
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A departure from one place to another, especially from one's homeland
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Floating in water; not sinking
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(literally or figuratively) Present participle for to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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“To do so would be to drift toward an encyclopaedic enumeration of detail which would never amount to theorization.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to accumulate, especially through natural forces
“Snow would drift back as fast as any amount of digging could clear it.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to spend one's time in an aimless, idle way
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Present participle for to linger behind or wander from a main line or part
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Present participle for move, or tend to move, towards a centre of gravity or other attractive force
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Present participle for to gradually turn or veer towards
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Losing one's way
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Present participle for to fail to fulfil one's potential
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Present participle for to change direction as a result of entering a different medium
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(of liquid) Present participle for to flow from
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(of language, thought, etc.) Present participle for to proceed aimlessly or with little purpose
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Present participle for to fall away gradually
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Present participle for to move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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Present participle for move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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Present participle for to be in, or move into, a sloping position
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(nod off) Present participle for to fall asleep
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