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drift

drift

 
pronunciation:
drIft
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of drifting.
They lowered the anchor to stop the drift of the boat.
similar words:
floating
definition 2: a mass or bank made up of drifting matter such as snow.
Our car got stuck in a snow drift.
 
synonyms:
bank, mound
similar words:
accumulation, dune, heap, mass, pile
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: drifted, drifting, drifts
definition 1: to be carried along by an outside force, such as wind or water.
The boat drifted in the current.
 
similar words:
blow, float, ride, wash
definition 2: to wander without purpose.
He drifted from town to town.
synonyms:
ramble, roam, wander
similar words:
meander, mope, stray
definition 3: to be moved into piles.
The snow drifted in our yard.
similar words:
heap up, pile up
derivation: driftingly (adv.)
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