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Spanish translation of “drift”


noun /drift/
a heap of something driven together, especially snow His car got stuck in a snowdrift. the direction in which something is going; the general meaning I couldn’t hear you clearly, but I did catch the drift of what you said. drifter noun a fishing boat that uses a net which floats near the surface of the water. a person who drifts. driftwood noun wood floating on or cast up on the shore by the sea We made a fire with driftwood.
(Definition of drift from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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