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English definition of “drift”

drift

noun [C] (MOVE)   /drɪft/
a gradual change that seems to be controlled by outside forces : Many people experience a drift toward more conservative politics as they get older . A drift is also a pile of something that is made larger by the force of the wind : The state police closed the highway because of deep snow drifts.
(Definition of drift noun (MOVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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