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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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has mild to moderate global aphasia, a right visual field cut, and a mild right pronator drift.
Numerous therapies were enlisted as the tumor and neurological deficits progressed to her current state of a moderate global aphasia, a right field cut, and a mild right pronator drift.
He was discharged to his father's home the following day with a mild right pronator drift and a mild right lower facial droop.
Other signs and symptoms that may appear are meningeal irritation characterized by Kerning's sign, Brudzinski's sign and nuchal rigidity, photosensitivity, abnormal extra ocular movements, facial droop, diplopia, aphasia/dysphasia, contralateral pronator drift and hemiparesis.
We see faces on Mars, pronator drifts, or ST segment depression; we hear heart murmurs if we expect to or believe we should.