- vi. 漂流；漂移；吹积；漂泊；偏离
- vt. 使漂流；使堆积
- n. 漂流；趋势；漂泊
- vt. & vi. 飘,漂流 float or be driven along by wind, waves, or currents
- vt. & vi. (使)堆积 (cause to) pile up under the force of the wind or water
- [U]漂移,漂流 drifting movement
- [C]吹积物; 堆积物 a mass of sth, such as snow or sand, blown together by wind
- [U]趋势,动向,倾向 a general tendency or movement
- [S]大意,要点,主旨 the general meaning
a force that moves something along
the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
a process of linguistic change over a period of time
a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
a general tendency to change (as of opinion);
"not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"
"a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
the pervading meaning or tenor;
"caught the general drift of the conversation"
a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine;
"they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
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"
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"
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;
"The gypsies roamed the woods"
"the wandering Jew"
"The cattle roam across the prairie"
"the laborers drift from one town to the next"
"They rolled from town to town"
vary or move from a fixed point or course;
"stock prices are drifting higher"
live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely;
"My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
move in an unhurried fashion;
"The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"
cause to be carried by a current;
"drift the boats downstream"
drive slowly and far afield for grazing;
"drift the cattle herds westwards"
be subject to fluctuation;
"The stock market drifted upward"
be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current;
"snow drifting several feet high"
"sand drifting like snow"
- The sailors cast the boat off and allowed it to drift away on the tide.
- The boat drifted down the river.
- What causes continents to break up and drift apart?
- Some roads are closed owing to drifting.
- I think I 'll drift around for a few years, then manybe try to find a job.
- As children grow up,they drift away from their parent's views.
- They drift the logs down the river to the sawmills.
- The winds drift dry leaves into piles.
- The general drift of the current was northerly.
- There is a drift of farmers to the cities.
- We must stop this drift towards war.
- There is a slow drift into crisis.
- And for those who do drift beyond that frontier, the same re-search may offer new hope for treat-ments and even cures.
- Two Cleopatras in our royal barge, my sister and I reclined and let our little rowboat drift out onto the lake.
- The snow had drifted everywhere.
- The moon drifted from behind the clouds.
- She drifted into sleep.
- Some people have a purpose in life, others just drift.
- She just drifts aimlessly from job to job.
- The current drifted the boat.
- The wind drifted the leaves across our yard.
- The house was partly drifted up.
- The logs were drifted down to the sawmill.
- The drift of the icebergs in the sea endangers the ships.
- The saplings were buried in drifts of snow.
- There is a slow drift into crisis.
- The drift of young people from the country to the city deserves the authorities' notice.
- My English is not very good, but I got the general drift of what he said.
- drift along (v.+adv.)
游荡,混日子 act aimlessly in lift
The boat drifted along, with the child asleep inside it and no one guiding its direction.
小船缓缓向前漂去,船上的孩子睡着了,无人掌舵。drift sb/sth ⇔ along
The current was drifting us along.
He's still drifting along, without a proper job or any sense of purpose.
- drift apart (v.+adv.)
在思想、感情等方面疏远 become separate in thought, feeling, etc.
- drift away (v.+adv.)
开始用不同的方式思考或感觉 begin to think and feel in a different way (from sb or sth)
- drift in (v.+adv.)
偶尔到来,顺便来访 arrive, informally
- drift out (v.+adv.)
散开; 蔓延 spread; move slowly or informally
- drift towards (v.+prep.)
因未受阻而逐渐达到(某种状态等) gradually reach (sth such as a state) without making any effort to prevent it
- drift aimlessly〔casually〕 漫无目的地漂流
- drift alternately 有变化地漂流
- drift delightfully 高兴地漂流
- drift hopelessly 无希望地漂流
- drift lazily 懒惰地漂流
- drift naturally 自然地堆积
- drift quietly〔smoothly〕 平静地漂流
- drift slowly 慢慢地漂流
- drift unconsciously 不自觉地漂流
- drift about in sea 在海中四处漂泊
- drift along 漫无目的地游荡,迷迷糊糊地过日子
- drift apart 分开,疏远下去,放任自流
- drift out to sea 漂往大海
- drift before wind (船)随风漂流
- drift down river 沿河而下
- drift down stream 顺流而下
- drift from chimney (烟)从烟囱里飘出来
- drift from one country to another 从一国流浪到另一国
- drift from one subject to another 从一个主题转到另一个主题
- drift into habit 逐渐染上习惯
- drift into high banks 积成高高的堆
- drift into life of crime 陷入犯罪生涯
- drift through life 随波逐流,虚度年华
- drift to some subject 转向某个问题
- drift towards bankruptcy 逐渐走向破产
- drift towards collapse 渐趋崩溃
- drift with 随…漂流
- drift with current 随波逐流
The sands by the fury of Tempests lie in great drifts.出自： T. Herbert
The field Strewn with..yellow drifts Of wither'd leaves.出自： M. Arnold
The light winds and strong currents..had drifted the boat about.出自： J. Conrad
- drift的基本意思是“漂流,漂荡”,它可以指物(如船),也可以指人漫无目的漂流; 可用作不及物或及物动词,用作及物动词时,后可接名词或代词作宾语。
- drift, float
- The logs float on the river.
- The logs floated down the river.
- The logs drifted down the river.