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English verb: be adrift

1. be adrift (motion) be in motion due to some air or water current


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsblow, drift, float


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)stream, tide, waft


Verb groupdrift, float









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