drift

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdrɪft/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/drɪft/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(drift)


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drift

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. [the couple, we, they] drifted apart
  2. drifted [quietly, silently, softly]
  3. the [storm, clouds, rain] drifted in
  4. the [stranger, outsider] drifted in
  5. drifted off into the [air, night, sky]
  6. drift off to sleep
  7. his thoughts drifted (off)
  8. I must have drifted off
  9. drifting (along) on the [breeze, wind]
  10. [leaves] were drifting down
  11. [noise, cold air, snow] drifted in through the window
  12. drifted [by, past] me
  13. drift [off course, to one side, to the side]
  14. drifting in and out of consciousness
  15. drift out to sea
  16. drift [away from, towards] the shore
  17. [smoke, the balloon] drifted upwards
  18. the [sand, snow] was drifting
  19. drifting deeper into an economic [recession, crisis]
  20. we seem to have drifted [off topic, from the topic]
  21. he's just drifting (through life)
n
  1. a drift of [snow, sand]
  2. the car drove [into, through] a snow drift
  3. the car got stuck in a snow drift
  4. [dug, pulled, hoisted] out of the (snow) drift
  5. a [huge, deep, thick] drift of snow
  6. the [plane's] drift
  7. the [plane, vessel, ship] suffered considerable drift
  8. a drift to the [right, left, side]
  9. a [right, left, sideways, backward, forward] drift
  10. a drift of [ten] miles
  11. [observe, see] a glacial drift
  12. a drift in [voting, opinion, intentions]
  13. a drift toward the political [left]
  14. a gradual drift (from rural areas) to [towns, cities]
  15. do you catch my drift?
  16. I get your drift
  17. the drift of his [words, explanation, statement]
  18. a drift of [roses, daffodils, flowers]
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