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drift

noun (MEANING)
含義
 
 
/drɪft/
[S] the general meaning without the details
大意,主旨
The general drift of the article was that society doesn't value older people.
文章的大意是社會對長者並不重視。
Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
catch/get sb's drift informal to understand the general meaning of what someone is saying
大致明白某人所說的話
Understanding and comprehending
if you catch/get my drift informal used to say that you have left out information or your opinion from what you have just said, but that you expect the person listening still to understand it
你明白我的意思吧
She's married, but she doesn't act as if she is, if you get my drift.
她結婚了,但她表現得不像是結了婚的,你明白我的意思吧。
Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of drift noun (MEANING) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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