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English definition of “adrift”

adrift

adjective
 
 
/əˈdrɪft/
[never before noun] If a boat is adrift, it floats around in the water and is not tied to anything: The engine failed, leaving the boat adrift a long way off shore.Staying afloat, capsizing and sinking
come adrift to become loose and not joined to anything: A few bricks in the garden wall had come adrift.Flexible, loose and yielding
(Definition of adrift from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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