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  1. drift

    • IPA[drift]

    美式

    • v.
      be carried slowly by a current of air or water;walk slowly, aimlessly, or casually
    • n.
      a continuous slow movement from one place to another;the deviation of a vessel, aircraft, or projectile from its intended or expected course as the result of currents or winds
    • verb: drift, 3rd person present: drifts, gerund or present participle: drifting, past tense: drifted, past participle: drifted

    • noun: drift, plural noun: drifts

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    • 1. a continuous slow movement from one place to another there was a drift to the towns 同義詞 movement, shift, flow, transfer, transferral, ... 更多
    • the deviation of a vessel, aircraft, or projectile from its intended or expected course as the result of currents or winds the pilot had not noticed any appreciable drift 同義詞 deviation, digression, veering, straying
    • a steady movement or development from one thing toward another that is perceived as unwelcome the drift toward a more market-oriented system of higher education
    • a state of inaction or indecision after so much drift, any expression of enthusiasm is welcome
    • 2. the general intention or meaning of an argument or someone's remarks maybe I'm too close to the forest to see the trees, if you catch my drift he didn't understand much Greek, but he got her drift 同義詞 gist, essence, core, meaning, sense, ... 更多
    • 3. a large mass of snow, leaves, or other material piled up or carried along by the wind four sheep were dug out of the drift 同義詞 pile, heap, bank, mound, mass, ... 更多
    • glacial and fluvioglacial deposits left by retreating ice sheets.
    • a large mass of flowering plants growing together a drift of daffodils
    • 4. a horizontal or inclined passage following a mineral vein or coal seam the drift led to another smaller ore chamber