Synonyms of drift in English:

drift


See definition of drift

verb

1‘his life raft drifted back over the horizon’

SYNONYMS
be carried, be carried, be carried along, be carried away, be borne, be wafted
float, bob, move slowly, go with the current, coast, meander

2‘the guests drifted away from the centre of the room’

SYNONYMS
wander, wander aimlessly, roam, rove, meander, stray, coast
potter, dawdle, dally
British informal mooch

3‘don't allow your attention to drift’

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stray, digress, depart, diverge, veer, swerve, deviate, get sidetracked
rare divagate

4‘snow had drifted deep over the path’

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pile up, bank up, heap up, accumulate, gather, form drifts, form heaps, amass

noun

1‘there was a drift from the country to the urban areas’

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movement, shift, flow, transfer, transferral, relocation, gravitation

2‘the pilot had not noticed any appreciable drift’

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deviation, digression, veering, straying

3‘he caught the drift of her thoughts’

SYNONYMS
gist, essence, core, meaning, sense, thesis, substance, significance, signification
thrust, import, purport, tenor, vein, spirit
implication, intention, direction, course, tendency, trend

4‘a drift of deep snow’

SYNONYMS
pile, heap, bank, mound, mass, accumulation, dune, ridge

Phrases

    drift off

    ‘again, I felt myself drifting off’


    SYNONYMS
    doze off, drop off, fall asleep, go to sleep
    nod off, go off, crash, crash out, flake out