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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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So Formula Drift Holdings got in touch with QRC and Yas Marina Circuit authorities to bring the thrilling sport to these two places.
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When wind speed increases, so does the potential for drift downwind of the sprayer," he says.
One can't have studied the Ellesmere ice shelves and ice islands without being aware of some of the history of drift stations, yet also feeling certain that much more would be learned once the Soviet side of the story became available.
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NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-23 March 2004-EU to ban drift nets in the Baltic Sea - report(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
That lethal subcategory is the drift-off-road crash, defined as drivers who drift off the road due to drowsiness, inattention, or distraction.
In this study, we monitored the downstream drift and upstream migration of larval Atyoida bisulcata in Kahakuloa Stream, Haul, Hawaii, from April through August in 2000.