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  1. drift

    • IPA[drɪft]

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    • 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 towards another that is perceived as unwelcome the drift towards a more repressive style of policing
    • a state of inaction or indecision after so much drift, any expression of enthusiasm is welcome
    • a controlled skid, used in taking bends at high speeds.
    • 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 spread 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
    • 5. British historical an act of driving cattle or sheep.
    • an act of herding cattle within a forest to a particular place on an appointed day in order to determine ownership or to levy fines.
    • 6. South African a ford.
    • n.
      the movement of material along a coast by waves which approach at an angle to the shore but ...

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    • n.
      variation in the relative frequency of different genotypes in a small population, owing to the ...

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    • n.
      the gradual movement of the continents across the earth's surface through geological time.

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    • n.
      the movement of material along a coast by waves which approach at an angle to the shore but ...

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    • n.
      a steel pin driven into a hole in a piece of metal to enlarge, shape, or align the hole.

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    • n.
      variation in the relative frequency of different genotypes in a small population, owing to the ...

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    • n.
      detached pieces of ice drifting with the wind or ocean currents: the blue ocean was dotted with pans of drift ice

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    • ph.
      fall asleep

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    • IPA[drift]

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    • v.
      be carried slowly by a current of air or water: the cabin cruiser started to drift downstream excited voices drifted down the hall
    • n.
      a continuous slow movement from one place to another: there was a drift to the towns

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