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drifts

verb
present tense third-person singular of drift

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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drifts

noun
plural of drift

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1 a pile or ridge of granular matter (as sand or snow)
  • deep drifts of snow blocked our driveway

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2 a prevailing or general movement or inclination
  • the steady drift of the population away from large cities

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3 the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action
  • you should expect a visit from the stork, if you get my drift

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“Drifts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drifts. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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