driftverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]uk /drɪft/ us /drɪft/
- When toxic fumes began to drift toward our homes, we were told to evacuate.
- The smoke drifted downwind.
- The boat drifted westwards in the prevailing winds.
- The damaged boat drifted for days before it was finally taken in tow.
- The country seems to be drifting towards war.
drift noun (MEANING)
catch/get sb's drift informal
if you catch/get my drift informal