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drifting

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

2 as in hanging, hovering

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drifting

verb
present participle of drift

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1 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • casual conversation drifting from one topic to another

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2 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • the boat drifted along on the current

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3 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • spent several years drifting from town to town, picking up odd jobs whenever he needed cash

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The first known use of drifting was in 1998

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“Drifting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drifting. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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