cast adrift

phrasal verb

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 adrift a 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 adrift They were cast adrift in a small, leaky boat. often used figuratively I was cast adrift in a sea of confusion.

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