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drift [ˈdrɪft]

1 drift noun
  • a slow and gradual movement or change from one place, condition, etc., to another
  • a large pile of snow or sand that has been blown by the wind
  • the general or basic meaning of something said or written

2 drift verb
  • to move slowly on water, wind, etc.
  • to form a pile by being blown by the wind : to form a drift
  • to move smoothly or easily in a way that is not planned or guided