get someone's drift

Definition of get someone's drift

  1. :  to understand the general or basic meaning of what someone is saying I don't get your drift.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

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