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English definition of “drift”

drift

verb [I] (MOVE)   /drɪft/
to move slowly, esp. as a result of outside forces, with no control over direction: He stopped rowing and let the boat drift. Someone or something that drifts changes in a gradual way that seems to be controlled by outside forces: I finally drifted off to sleep.
(Definition of drift verb (MOVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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