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Definition of “drift” - Learner’s Dictionary

drift

verb     /drɪft/
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.Slow and moving slowly
drift in/out/into, etc to move somewhere slowly: Guests were drifting out onto the terrace.Slow and moving slowly
SITUATION [I] to get into a situation or job without having any particular plan: He drifted into acting after university.Useless and futile
SNOW [I] If snow or leaves drift, they are blown into piles by the wind.Snow and iceCold
(Definition of drift verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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