catch someone's drift

Definition of catch someone's drift

:to understand what someone means
  • Do you catch my drift?

Word by Word Definitions

catch play
  1. : to capture or seize especially after pursuit

  2. : to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

  3. : deceive

  1. : something caught

  2. : the act, action, or fact of catching

  3. : a game in which a ball is thrown and caught

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

drift play
  1. : the act of driving something along

  2. : the flow or the velocity of the current of a river or ocean stream

  3. : something driven, propelled, or urged along or drawn together in a clump by or as if by a natural agency: such as

  1. : to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air)

  2. : to move or float smoothly and effortlessly

  3. : to move along a line of least resistance


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