What is the opposite of drift?

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(literally or figuratively) Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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Opposite of to move along on the surface of a liquid or in the air
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Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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Opposite of to slide down a steep slope, especially one of snow or ice
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Opposite of to spend one's time in an aimless, idle way
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Opposite of to walk at a steady speed, especially without a particular destination and as an expression of anxiety or annoyance
“I would sit and wait patiently for the support act to finish before the main act would finally commence.”
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Opposite of to proceed smoothly or in a stately or confident manner, literally or figuratively
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(literally or figuratively) Opposite of to depart from an established path or course
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Opposite of to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
“Laurel told me that while I was at the entrance to her building, she saw two men in a black car stop next to my car.”
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Opposite of move, or tend to move, towards a centre of gravity or other attractive force
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Opposite of to change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
“Prepare notes for reference to stay on topic and avoid rambling or going off on personal tangents.”
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(literally or figuratively) Opposite of to deviate from a normal or expected path
“Walkers are asked to follow the path in summer because of the fragile landscape.”
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To change, develop, or move in a general direction
“Our profits have begun to trend downwards, and we need to find ways to arrest this slide.”
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Opposite of to fail to fulfil one's potential
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Opposite of to walk while shuffling or dragging the feet
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Opposite of to change direction as a result of entering a different medium
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Opposite of to diverge or deviate from a given point
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(literally or figuratively) Opposite of to deviate from one's course or direction
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Opposite of to show an inclination for, or against, something
“Some reluct the Bourbons, because they dreaded that they would restore the property of the emigrants, and re-establish feudal rights.”
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Opposite of to be moved by the wind or an air current
“The two birds would struggle against the wind to find shelter from the impending storm.”
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Opposite of to get to a location by any means of motion
“Please stand still for a moment while I take your measurements.”
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Opposite of to move aimlessly or lazily
“We advise you to move purposefully to the castle to get the message to the Queen before it's too late.”
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Opposite of a large mass of organic material piled up or carried along by the wind
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Opposite of the general intention or meaning of an argument or statement
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Opposite of the meaning of something
“We scream at how senseless the violence seems, and the meaninglessness of the tragedy.”
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Opposite of possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
“He was accused of saying some vile things but a recording proved his words to have actually been to the contrary.”
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Opposite of a general trajectory in which someone or something is developing or trending
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Opposite of a specific meaning
“Even more interestingly for consideration of this text's structure, Ames stresses the particular quality of this phrase's polysemy.”
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Opposite of a steady, continuous stream or supply of something
“As a result of the strike, there was a break in the production of European luxury cars.”
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Opposite of the principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning
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Opposite of a general direction in which something is developing or changing
“Interplay is the appropriate word to describe his unusual oscillation between reality and imagination.”
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Opposite of a ridge or hill of sand piled up by the wind
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Opposite of the general idea, intention or meaning of something
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Opposite of a curve or bend from a straight path
“The eighth and ninth trials usually show a straightening of the curved path.”
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Opposite of the main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
“A major subtheme of the book is the feud between Generals Philip Schuyler and Horatio Gates.”
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Opposite of the perceptible natural movement of the air in the environment
“The waters of Loch an Eilean were flat calm and the stillness of the air almost eerie.”
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Opposite of a change in temperament or circumstance, especially sudden
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Opposite of an affection or proclivity for a person, activity or thing
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Opposite of a state of constant movement or fluctuation
“Daniel said that the center had given him support and emotional stability through hard times.”
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