come adrift

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come adrift

chiefly British
: to become loose or unattached
  • One of the straps on her dress came adrift.

Word by Word Definitions

adrift play
  1. : without motive power and without anchor or mooring

  2. : without ties, guidance, or security

  3. : free from restraint or support


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