Translation of "drift" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk /drɪft/ us
drift across/down/towards, etc

to be moved slowly somewhere by currents of wind or water

относить ветром, течением
Smoke drifted across the rooftops.
drift in/out/into, etc

to move somewhere slowly

медленно перемещаться в/из и т. д.
Guests were drifting out onto the terrace.

to get into a situation or job without having any particular plan

делать что-либо по воле обстоятельств, втягиваться
He drifted into acting after university.
SNOW [ I ]

If snow or leaves drift, they are blown into piles by the wind.

наметать ветром (о снеге, листьях)

(Translation of “drift verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)