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Inglés americano: /drɪft/
Inglés británico: /drɪft/

Traducción de drift en español:

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (on water)
    (moverse empujado por la corriente)
    the boat drifted off course
    el barco se desvió de su rumbo
    the logs/boats drifted down the river
    los troncos/botes bajaban empujados por la corriente
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • During the mission, our unattended football rolled into the water and drifted downstream.
    • Aided by the swift current, we drifted quietly downstream watching the rich assortment of wildlife along the way.
    • One after another the tiny balls of bread fell, hit the water and drifted downstream.
    1.2 (be adrift)
    ir a la deriva
    1.3 (in air)
    (balloon/glider) (moverse empujado por el viento)
    the clouds drifted away
    las nubes se fueron dispersando
  • 2 (proceed aimlessly) he drifted from job to job
    iba sin rumbo de un trabajo a otro
    the firm is drifting inexorably toward ruin
    la compañía va camino de la ruina
    the strikers began drifting back to work
    los huelguistas empezaron a volver poco a poco al trabajo
    the crowd began to drift away
    la muchedumbre comenzó a dispersarse
    the conversation began to drift
    la conversación empezó a irse por las ramas
    to drift apart (couple/friends)
    I just drifted into marriage
    me dejé llevar por las circunstancias y terminé casándome
  • 3 (pile up)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Up to five inches of snow, drifting in the gale-force winds, was being forecast overnight along the East Coast.
    • As the game kicked off, winter threatened to intervene as snow drifted across the ground but fortunately it remained light.
    • The snow had drifted on the ground, swelling up against trunks and rocks, and parchment thin beside the water.

transitive verb


  • 2 (meaning) (no plural) I didn't quite catch your drift
    no entendí or capté muy bien lo que querías decir
    if you get my drift
    tú ya me entiendes
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Well, I get the general drift of it - it has some familiar themes - but some references are puzzling.
    • You get the general drift of all that, don't you?
    • I suspect many posters on this board are deliberately misunderstanding the general drift of the main article.
  • 3 (movement) the drift toward war
    la inexorable marcha hacia la guerra
    the drift from the land
    el éxodo rural
    the drift of public opinion
    el cambio en la opinión pública
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • This has resulted in a loss of focus and a drift towards multiple and contradictory objectives.
    • The drift is towards global business and financial consolidation.
    • The drift towards fiction has its compensations.
  • 4 uncountable 4.1 (Geology)
    terreno (masculine) de acarreo
    see alsocontinental 1 1
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • It can readily be modelled as a body of low density representing a valley fill of glacial drift.
    • Because early geologists did not find recent glacial drift in the region, it became known as the Driftless Area.
    • Furthermore, it is not always clear whether fossils from a given locality are from in situ rocks or from spoil or clasts in glacial drift.
    4.2 (Linguistics)
  • 5 uncountable (deviation)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I let the canoe drift with the current, trailing my paddle in the mocha-colored water.
    • I felt my copilot initially increase right rudder, trying to stop the aircraft's left drift.
    • We've got computer projections of drift according to the weather and charts which give us an approximation of survival times.

Verbos con partícula

drift off

verb + adverb
quedarse dormido
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