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3 entries found for drift.
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Main Entry: 1drift
Pronunciation: primarystressdrift
Function: noun
1 a : a drifting motion or course b : the flow or the velocity of a river or ocean stream
2 a : wind-driven snow, rain, cloud, dust, or smoke usually near the ground b : a mass of matter (as sand) deposited by or as if by wind or water c : a deposit of clay, sand, gravel, and boulders transported by a glacier or by running water from a glacier
3 a : a course something appears to be taking b : the underlying meaning of what is said or written <following the drift of the conversation>

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