float or be driven along by wind, waves, or currents
(cause to) pile up under the force of the wind or water
a mass of sth, such as snow or sand, blown together by wind
a general tendency or movement
the general meaning
"not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"
"a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
"caught the general drift of the conversation"
"they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
"The leaves were blowing in the wind"
"the boat drifted on the lake"
"The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"
"the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"
"don't drift from the set course"
"The gypsies roamed the woods"
"the wandering Jew"
"The cattle roam across the prairie"
"the laborers drift from one town to the next"
"They rolled from town to town"
"stock prices are drifting higher"
"My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
"The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"
"drift the boats downstream"
"drift the cattle herds westwards"
"The stock market drifted upward"
"snow drifting several feet high"
"sand drifting like snow"
The sands by the fury of Tempests lie in great drifts.
出自： T. Herbert
The field Strewn with..yellow drifts Of wither'd leaves.
出自： M. Arnold
The light winds and strong currents..had drifted the boat about.
出自： J. Conrad
小船缓缓向前漂去,船上的孩子睡着了,无人掌舵。 drift sb/sth ⇔ along
The current was drifting us along.
水流将我们漂走。 drift along
He's still drifting along, without a proper job or any sense of purpose.