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Definición de “drift” en inglés

drift

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /drɪft/ us  
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.
Phrasal verbs

drift

noun uk   /drɪft/ us  

drift noun (MEANING)

[S] the general meaning without the details: The general drift of the article was that society doesn't value older people. catch/get sb's drift informal to understand the general meaning of what someone is saying 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: She's married, but she doesn't act as if she is, if you get my drift.

drift noun (MOVEMENT)

[C] a pile of snow or something similar, formed by the wind: The snow lay in deep drifts. [S or U] a general development or change in a situation: The downward drift in copper prices looks set to continue.
(Definition of drift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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