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English definition of “drift”

drift

verb [I usually + adv/prep]     /drɪft/
C2 to move slowly, especially as a result of outside forces, with no control over direction: No one noticed that the boat had begun to drift out to sea. A mist drifted in from the marshes. After the band stopped playing, people drifted away in twos and threes.figurative The talk drifted aimlessly from one subject to another.Slow and moving slowly
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