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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a large mass of organic 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.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for a naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain
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Plural for a continuous flow of a substance, such as liquid or gas
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Plural for the general mood, character or attitude of something or someone
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Plural for place to cross a river
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Plural for a curve or bend from a straight path
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Plural for an underlying feeling or influence, especially one that is contrary to the prevailing atmosphere and is not expressed openly
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Plural for the perceptible natural movement of the air in the environment
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Plural for a dream or imagination
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Plural for an act or instance of wandering
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Plural for a large group of people with a shared characteristic
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Plural for an affection or proclivity for a person, activity or thing
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Plural for a state of constant movement or fluctuation
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Plural for matter, typically organic, that has been accumulated
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(line of thought/thinking) Plural for a prescribed way of thinking
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Plural for a shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across
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Plural for the act of something happening
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Plural for a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore
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Plural for an anchored float serving as a navigation mark, to show reefs or other hazards, or for mooring
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Plural for an interpretation of the nature, scope, or meaning of something
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Plural for an idea or impression conveyed by words
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Plural for something that is ongoing, advancing or moving forward
Verb
(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 move along on the surface of a liquid 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 rise or float into the air
“Then it would drift upwards in one piece, like a ghost on an air current, ready to sail off.”
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To spend one's time in an aimless, idle way
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Move, travel to another place
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To linger behind or wander from a main line or part
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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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To fail to fulfil one's potential
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(of liquid) To flow from
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To talk or express oneself in a rambling manner
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To move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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To move or glide through the air
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Move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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(nod off) To fall asleep
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To decline or deteriorate, especially gradually
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