1So as to float without being either moored or steered.
- ‘a cargo ship went adrift’
- 1.1So as to be without purpose, direction, or guidance.
- ‘she found herself cast adrift in a land full of strangers’
- 1.2 informal So as to be no longer fixed in position.
loose, free, astrayView synonyms
- ‘one of my fillings has come adrift’
1Floating without being either moored or steered.
- ‘the seamen are adrift in lifeboats’
- 1.1Without purpose, direction, or guidance.‘the film industry was adrift in a sea of debt’
- ‘the film's focus is a young woman adrift in a city where individuals struggle to make meaningful connections’
2British informal Failing to reach a target or winning position.
- ‘they were only a point adrift at the break’
- ‘the team are three points adrift of the leaders’
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