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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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Automation tools such as Puppet and Chef are promising to make configuration drift a thing of the past.
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For example, if the crasser is flying with the wind, wind drift may actually help you gain the correct lead.
As the premier North American professional drifting competition with a very large and growing fan base, Formula DRIFT is an ideal platform for demonstrating the technology and performance of the GT Radial brand to North American drivers," said Armand Allaire, vice president of marketing for Giti Tire USA, which markets and sells GT Radial tires in North America.
The total spray drift from spray nozzle above patternator was calculated from the following equation [15]
Tonight's drift event will see drifters give it their all as they take on the sharp turns of an especially-prepared course.
8200;So that also helped - you can drift everywhere in Lebanon, not like here.
The drift event lays out an intricate and inviting prospect for drifters who will depend on their manoeuvring and control skills as they attempt to swerve and powerslide across the track in the least possible time.
James's mum talked to the Chronicle while the search was ongoing and said that when the boys didn't return she headed down to the drift mines and was there until the early hours, shouting for them.
Besides this "spray drift," PAN also warns of so-called "volatilization drift"--whereby pesticides evaporate into the air from off of crops or out of the soil for up to several days following an application.
PREPARATIONS are almost complete for the Monster Energy Hi Octane Drift which takes place on Sunday at Lower Airfield Rd Eglinton.
Here, I'll offer some tips for practicing, aiming and estimating wind drift.
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Now, to reflect its growing reputation, they have rechristened the series Drift Allstars Europe.