Definition of drift offinformal
- She drifted off while I was still talking.
- He gradually drifted off to sleep.
: the act of driving something along
: the flow or the velocity of the current of a river or ocean stream
: something driven, propelled, or urged along or drawn together in a clump by or as if by a natural agency: such as
: to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air)
: to move or float smoothly and effortlessly
: to move along a line of least resistance
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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