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drift (n):
a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
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they dug a drift parallel with the vein
drift (n):
the pervading meaning or tenor
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caught the general drift of the conversation
drift (n):
a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
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not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book.
a broad movement of the electorate to the right
drift (n):
a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
drift (n):
a force that moves something along
Related Words: impulsion
drift (n):
the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
drift (n):
a process of linguistic change over a period of time
drift (v):
be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
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snow drifting several feet high.
sand drifting like snow
drift (v):
be subject to fluctuation
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The stock market drifted upward
drift (v):
drive slowly and far afield for grazing
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drift the cattle herds westwards
drift (v):
cause to be carried by a current
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drift the boats downstream
drift (v):
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
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The gypsies roamed the woods.
roving vagabonds.
the wandering Jew.
The cattle roam across the prairie.
the laborers drift from one town to the next.
They rolled from town to town

Related Words: rambleroamrovestraytrampvagabondwander
drift (v):
be in motion due to some air or water current
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The leaves were blowing in the wind.
the boat drifted on the lake.
The sailboat was adrift on the open sea.
the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

Related Words: blow
drift (v):
move in an unhurried fashion
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The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests
drift (v):
wander from a direct course or at random
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The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her.
don't drift from the set course

Related Words: errstray
drift (v):
live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
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My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school
Related Word: freewheel
drift (v):
vary or move from a fixed point or course
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stock prices are drifting higher
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