drift apart

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  • verb

Synonyms for drift apart

lose personal contact over time

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Three brothers drift apart after their father's death.
Skin of Sunset" is a novel telling of three friends who begin to drift apart when tossed into the harsh reality of the real world after college.
Relations are very much fraught between the married couples and their children: Howie and Pauline continue to drift apart and Colin (Robson Green) is still in the dog house with Jackie (Nicola Stephenson) over his ex-wife.
It's a good example that college teammates don't always drift apart after college.
As the seafloor spread, Pangaea broke up and the continents began to drift apart, eventually assuming their present positions.
Throughout the whole pie there are huge chunks of superbly lean beef which drift apart on the fork.
As time goes by, the groups on each side of the obstruction adapt to their settings or randomly drift apart, eventually growing so different that if they meet again, they don't mate.
I don't think there is any animosity there at all, it is just that sometimes people drift apart.
Developing the craft of making cameos, they later moved to Thomas Webb and Sons, but their vastly different temperaments caused them to drift apart.
Then, as if the clock had started up again, the men and women cautiously reconfigured themselves into increasingly passionate couple dancing, only to drift apart with three of the women left crumpled, detritus-like, on the floor.