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Synonyms for drift

Synonyms for drift

to move along with or be carried away by the action of water


to pass smoothly, quietly, and undisturbed on or as if on a slippery surface


to move about at random, especially over a wide area

to put into a disordered pile

something suggestive of running water

the general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

Synonyms for drift

a force that moves something along

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the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

a process of linguistic change over a period of time

a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents

a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

the pervading meaning or tenor


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a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

be in motion due to some air or water current

wander from a direct course or at random

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

vary or move from a fixed point or course

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live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely

move in an unhurried fashion

cause to be carried by a current

drive slowly and far afield for grazing

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be subject to fluctuation

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be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current

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I have warned him to keep away from the drifts and have more than once sent him to the pictures to make sure he was not going in search of coal.
Here, I'll offer some tips for practicing, aiming and estimating wind drift.
Picture a grid on the flat, with the spaces between each lane of drift separated by two long casts.
One of the latest breakthroughs involves low-drift nozzles that can significantly reduce the proportion of very fine (small) spray droplets that are susceptible to drift.
The Irish drift net fishery is now the only large-scale fishery of its kind in the entire North Atlantic.
Defining a `drifter' as a horse whose price moved out by more than 20 per cent during the final five minutes before the official start time of each race, and a `shortener' as a horse for whom the reverse was true, Betfair claimed: ``The analysis from every runner in 1,864 races over the summer and autumn of 2004 shows categorically that punters who bet on horses that drift in the betting in the final five minutes do better than those who bet on horses that shorten in the market.
To study the drift of Bt-genes into refuges, Chilcutt and Tabashnik planted pairs of Bt and non-Bt corn varieties in various configurations.
Kevin Schiell stated: "'Phase Three' of the plan, could take the mine into limited production, by processing lower-grading ore generated from development drifts, as these are advanced, while concurrently processing ore realized from production test-stoping initiatives.
First, their deckhands would spend more time in a drift trying to free hooks from the hard bottom than bagging fish.
Set in the sexy and colorful underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and fastest customized rides go head-to-head on some of the most perilous courses in the world.
By placing a split-shot sinker behind the nymph, the fly drifts directly under the indicator and all the terminal tackle - fly, sinker, tippet, leader and indicator - moves downstream at the same rate of speed and in a more realistic fashion essential to fooling the fish.
From all of this they derive a general drift of galaxies at something like 600 or 700 kilometers per second toward a point approximately at galactic longitude 290[deg.
including the sinking of a shaft and the construction of lateral exploration drifts on a 125 foot level and a 250 foot level confirming its downward continuity.
A blizzard shut down much of the northern Plains on Sunday with blinding, wind-blown snow and drifts up to 20 feet high, stranding travelers and making life miserable for volunteers sandbagging flood-threatened towns.
ROUYN-NORANDA, Quebec -- ECU Silver (TSX:ECU) announces the receipt of additional assay results from channel samples in development workings of the Santa Juana vein on the 15th and 17th levels drifts and raises: