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English definition of “drift”

drift

noun
 
 
/drɪft/
MOVE [C] slow, gradual movement from one place to another: the drift of people into Western EuropeSlow and moving slowly
catch/get sb's drift to understand the general meaning of what someone is sayingMeaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
PILE [C] a pile of snow or leaves that has been blown somewhereSnow and iceCold
(Definition of drift noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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