be adrift


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Verb1.be adrift - be in motion due to some air or water currentbe adrift - 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"
go, locomote, move, travel - 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"
float - move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage"
waft - be driven or carried along, as by the air; "Sounds wafted into the room"
tide - be carried with the tide
drift - cause to be carried by a current; "drift the boats downstream"
stream - to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind; "their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"