drift across/down/towards, etc › to be moved slowly somewhere by currents of wind or water: Smoke drifted across the rooftops. The boat drifted towards the beach.
drift in/out/into, etc › to move somewhere slowly: Guests were drifting out onto the terrace.
SITUATION [I] › to get into a situation or job without having any particular plan: He drifted into acting after university. SNOW [I] › If snow or leaves drift, they are blown into piles by the wind.