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a·drift

 (ə-drĭft′)
adv. & adj.
1. Drifting or floating freely; not anchored.
2. Without direction or purpose: "The report is about people in their twenties and how alienated and adrift they feel" (Tom Shales).

adrift

(əˈdrɪft)
adj, adv (postpositive)
1. (Nautical Terms) floating without steering or mooring; drifting
2. without purpose; aimless
3. informal off course or amiss: the project went adrift.

a•drift

(əˈdrɪft)

adj., adv.
1. floating without control; drifting; not anchored or moored.
2. without aim, direction, or stability.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adrift - aimlessly driftingadrift - aimlessly drifting      
purposeless - not evidencing any purpose or goal
2.adrift - afloat on the surface of a body of wateradrift - afloat on the surface of a body of water; "after the storm the boats were adrift"
afloat - borne on the water; floating
Adv.1.adrift - floating freely; not anchored; "the boat wasset adrift"
2.adrift - off course, wandering aimlessly; "there was a search for beauty that had somehow gone adrift"

adrift

adjective
1. drifting, afloat, cast off, unmoored, aweigh, unanchored They were spotted adrift in a dinghy.
2. aimless, goalless, directionless, purposeless She had the growing sense that she was adrift and isolated.
3. free, separate, divided, loose, severed, loosened, disconnected, unconnected, disjoined Three panels had come adrift from the base of the vehicle.
adverb
1. wrong, astray, off course, amiss, off target, wide of the mark They are trying to place the blame for a policy that has gone adrift.
Translations
طَافِ، تَحْت رَحْمَة الرِّيَاح
unášený
drivendei drift
hányódó
stjórnlaus, á reki
nešamas
bez mērķa vai virzienaviļņu varā
unášaný

adrift

[əˈdrɪft] ADV
1. (esp Naut) → a la deriva
to be cast adrift (lit) (accidentally) → irse a la deriva; (deliberately) (also fig) → ser arrojado a la deriva
to come adrift [boat] → soltarse, irse a la deriva; [wire, rope] → soltarse, desprenderse
to be cut adriftser soltado a la deriva
to be set adriftser dejado a la deriva
2. (= directionless) → perdido
she felt adrift and isolatedse sentía perdida y aislada
3. (= awry) profits can be as much as £5m adriftlos beneficios pueden estar hasta 5 millones de libras por debajo de lo esperado
to go adrift [plan, scheme] → fallar, irse al garete
4. (Sport) to be five points/seconds adrift ofestar a cinco puntos/segundos de, ir cinco puntos/segundos a la zaga de

adrift

[əˈdrɪft]
adv
(in boat)à la dérive
to set adrift [+ boat, crew] → mettre à la dérive
(= loose) to come adrift [wire, rope, fastening etc] → se détacher
to go adrift [plan] → faire naufrage
adj
(= floating free) [person, boat] → à la dérive
They spent three hours adrift in a dinghy
BUT Ils ont passé trois heures à dériver à bord d'un canot.
(= at a loss) [person] → à la dérive

adrift

adv adj pred
(Naut) → treibend; to be adrifttreiben; to go adrift (lit)sich losmachen or loslösen; (= go awry:) plan, schemeschiefgehen; to set or cut a boat adriftein Boot losmachen
(fig) to come adrift (wire, hair etc)sich lösen; (plans, scheme)fehlschlagen; (theory)zusammenbrechen; we are adrift on the sea of lifewir treiben dahin auf dem Meer des Lebens; he wandered through the city, lost and adrift(ziellos und) verloren irrte er in der Stadt umher; you’re all adrift (inf)da liegst du völlig verkehrt or falsch; after a month’s philosophy I felt all adriftnach einem Monat Philosophie war ich vollkommen durcheinander; to cast or turn somebody adriftjdn auf die Straße setzen
(Sport) to be 15 points/seconds adrift15 Punkte/Sekunden zurückliegen

adrift

[əˈdrɪft] adv (esp Naut) → alla deriva
to come adrift (wire, rope) → essersi staccato/a or sciolto/a

adrift

(əˈdrift) adjective, adverb
drifting. adrift on the open sea.