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According to WordNet, the verb "drift" has 10 sense(s).

201902783 be in motion due to some air or water current; "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".

201925694 wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course".

202662821 vary or move from a fixed point or course; "stock prices are drifting higher".

201903218 move in an unhurried fashion; "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests".

200572502 be subject to fluctuation; "The stock market drifted upward".

200571390 be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow".

201874875 cause to be carried by a current; "drift the boats downstream".

201881180 move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town".

201576779 drive slowly and far afield for grazing; "drift the cattle herds westwards".

202617338 live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school".


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