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"drift" Meaning in English

1. a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
Part of speech : noun
Example : they dug a drift parallel with the vein
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2. the pervading meaning or tenor
Part of speech : noun
Example : caught the general drift of the conversation
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3. a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
Part of speech : noun
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4. a force that moves something along
Part of speech : noun
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5. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Part of speech : verb
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6. be in motion due to some air or water current
Part of speech : verb
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7. wander from a direct course or at random
Part of speech : verb
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8. live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
Part of speech : verb
Example : My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school
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9. a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
Part of speech : noun
10. the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
Part of speech : noun
11. a process of linguistic change over a period of time
Part of speech : noun
12. be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
Part of speech : verb
Example : snow drifting several feet high
13. be subject to fluctuation
Part of speech : verb
Example : The stock market drifted upward
14. drive slowly and far afield for grazing
Part of speech : verb
Example : drift the cattle herds westwards
15. cause to be carried by a current
Part of speech : verb
Example : drift the boats downstream
16. move in an unhurried fashion
Part of speech : verb
Example : The unknown youth drifted among the invited guests.
17. vary or move from a fixed point or course
Part of speech : verb
Example : stock prices are drifting higher

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