cast adrift

phrasal verb
cast adrift; casting adrift; casts adrift

Definition of cast adrift

1 : to cause (a boat) to float on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone often used as (be) cast adrifta small lifeboat was cast adrift in the open sea
2 : to cause (someone) to float on the water in a boat that is not tied to anything or controlled by anyone often used as (be) cast adriftThey were cast adrift in a small, leaky boat. often used figurativelyI was cast adrift in a sea of confusion.

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“Cast adrift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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