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adverb

  • 1So as to float without being either moored or steered.

    • ‘a cargo ship went adrift’
    drifting, unmoored, unanchored
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    1. 1.1So as to be without purpose, direction, or guidance.
      • ‘she found herself cast adrift in a land full of strangers’
      lost, off course, off track, off the right track, having lost one's bearings, disorientated, disoriented, confused, bewildered, at sea, all at sea
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    2. 1.2 informal So as to be no longer fixed in position.
      • ‘one of my fillings has come adrift’
      loose, free, astray
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Pronunciation

adrift

/əˈdrift/ /əˈdrɪft/

adjective

predicative
  • 1Floating without being either moored or steered.

    • ‘the seamen are adrift in lifeboats’
    drifting, unmoored, unanchored
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    1. 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’
      lost, off course, off track, off the right track, having lost one's bearings, disorientated, disoriented, confused, bewildered, at sea, all at sea
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  • 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’

Pronunciation

adrift

/əˈdrift/ /əˈdrɪft/

Origin

Late 16th century from a-‘on, in’ + drift.