[drɪft]     [drɪft]    
  • 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
drifty drifted drifted drifting drifts



n. (名词)
  1. 趋势
  2. 大意
  3. 堆积物
  4. 倾向
  5. 漂流物
  6. 要旨
  7. 漂流
  8. 漂移
  9. 要点
  10. 吹积物
  11. 动向
  12. 放任自流
  13. 坐观
  14. 漂亮
  15. 推进力
  16. 【地】冰碛
  17. 漂砾
  18. 流动
  19. 航差
  20. 偏航
v. (动词)
  1. 漂流
  2. 使漂流
  3. 漂泊
  4. 游荡
  5. 渐渐趋向
  6. 逐渐陷入
  7. 吹积
  8. 漂移
  9. 逐渐地睡着了
  10. 使吹积
  11. 使漂积
  12. 把…吹积
  13. 【机】冲孔
  14. 被吹积成堆
  15. 心不由主地走
  16. 吹积成堆
  17. 逐渐地睡着了觉
  18. 使吹积成堆
  19. 流浪
  20. 无意间进入
  21. 不知不觉陷入
  22. 堆积
  23. 缓缓移动
  24. 缓慢行走
  25. 无意间发生
  26. 无目的地转变
  27. 顺其自然地做
  28. 使漂浮
  29. 冲漂
  30. 漂流漂泊
  31. 覆盖
  32. 使堆积


v. (动词)
  1. vt. & vi. 飘,漂流 float or be driven along by wind, waves, or currents
  2. vt. & vi. (使)堆积 (cause to) pile up under the force of the wind or water
n. (名词)
  1. [U]漂移,漂流 drifting movement
  2. [C]吹积物; 堆积物 a mass of sth, such as snow or sand, blown together by wind
  3. [U]趋势,动向,倾向 a general tendency or movement
  4. [S]大意,要点,主旨 the general meaning


  1. a force that moves something along

  2. the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

  3. a process of linguistic change over a period of time

  4. a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents

  5. 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"

  6. the pervading meaning or tenor;

    "caught the general drift of the conversation"

  7. a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine;

    "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. vary or move from a fixed point or course;

    "stock prices are drifting higher"

  5. live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely;

    "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"

  6. move in an unhurried fashion;

    "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"

  7. cause to be carried by a current;

    "drift the boats downstream"

  8. drive slowly and far afield for grazing;

    "drift the cattle herds westwards"

  9. be subject to fluctuation;

    "The stock market drifted upward"

  10. be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current;

    "snow drifting several feet high"
    "sand drifting like snow"



用作不及物动词 (vi.)
  1. The sailors cast the boat off and allowed it to drift away on the tide.
  2. The boat drifted down the river.
  3. What causes continents to break up and drift apart?
  4. Some roads are closed owing to drifting.
  5. I think I 'll drift around for a few years, then manybe try to find a job.
  6. As children grow up,they drift away from their parent's views.
用作及物动词 (vt.)
  1. They drift the logs down the river to the sawmills.
  2. The winds drift dry leaves into piles.
用作名词 (n.)
  1. The general drift of the current was northerly.
  2. There is a drift of farmers to the cities.
  3. We must stop this drift towards war.
  4. There is a slow drift into crisis.
  5. And for those who do drift beyond that frontier, the same re-search may offer new hope for treat-ments and even cures.
  6. Two Cleopatras in our royal barge, my sister and I reclined and let our little rowboat drift out onto the lake.


用作动词 (v.)
  1. The snow had drifted everywhere.
  2. The moon drifted from behind the clouds.
  3. She drifted into sleep.
  4. Some people have a purpose in life, others just drift.
  5. She just drifts aimlessly from job to job.
用作及物动词 S+~+ n./pron.
  1. The current drifted the boat.
  2. The wind drifted the leaves across our yard.
  3. 1
  4. The house was partly drifted up.
  5. The logs were drifted down to the sawmill.
用作名词 (n.)
  1. The drift of the icebergs in the sea endangers the ships.
  2. The saplings were buried in drifts of snow.
  3. There is a slow drift into crisis.
  4. The drift of young people from the country to the city deserves the authorities' notice.
  5. My English is not very good, but I got the general drift of what he said.


用作动词 (v.)
drift along (v.+adv.)
    游荡,混日子 act aimlessly in lift
    drift along

    The boat drifted along, with the child asleep inside it and no one guiding its direction.


    drift sb/sth ⇔ along

    The current was drifting us along.


    drift 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


用作动词 (v.)
~+副词 ~+介词
用作名词 (n.)
动词+~ 形容词+~ 名词+~ ~+介词


  • 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



v. (动词)
  1. 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。
  2. drift还可作“(使)堆积”解,可用作不及物动词或及物动词,用作及物动词时,后可接名词或代词作宾语。
  3. drift可用于被动结构。


v. (动词)
drift, float
  • 这两个词都可表示“漂浮”,前者可动也可不动,后者只指“漂动”。试比较:
  • The logs float on the river.
  • 圆木在河上漂浮着。
  • The logs floated down the river.
  • 圆木沿河流而下。
  • The logs drifted down the river.
  • 圆木沿河流而下。
  • drift,float
  • 这两个动词均有“漂流,漂浮”之意。
  • drift多指随风或顺水飘荡,表示动态。
  • float可与drift换用,但侧重指因有液体或气体所支持而不下沉,可表动态或静态。
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