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Definition 1: be in motion due to some air or water current - [verb of motion]

Samples where be adrift or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for be adrift in the sense of this definition

(be adrift is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of be adrift ) be driven or carried along, as by the air

"Sounds wafted into the room"

(... is a kind of be adrift ) be carried with the tide

(... is a kind of be adrift ) to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind

"their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"

(be adrift has a similar meaning as ...) move lightly, as if suspended

"The dancer floated across the stage"

(be adrift has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be carried by a current

"drift the boats downstream"

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