Share this entry

Share this page

drift

Pronunciación: /drɪft/

Traducción de drift en español:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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) [boat/person] ir* a la deriva
    Example sentences
    • I felt pretty useless, and began to drift around aimlessly, asking if anyone needed help.
    • All week they didn't speak to each other while the others were about and they drifted off for walks on their own and Jed gave them plenty of opportunity to be together by leaving them behind a lot.
    • Voices rose in an unhappy mutter, but the crowd began to drift away, and the sergeant walked over.
    Example sentences
    • We have known each other for years but drifted apart when they moved out of our neighborhood.
    • Jamie had told him that often times patients in this condition would drift into a coma-like state.
    • As she sat with her hand cupping her chin, she wondered what was going to become of her and her father right before she drifted off into a dreamless sleep.
    Example sentences
    • After a while, the boys drifted from the subject of math and started talking about other things.
    • The latter is a typical song the band chooses to jam out live, but it was obvious much of the audience's attention was drifting after the first 10 minutes.
    • Why can't I hold your attention anymore, you're always drifting off on me.
    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] distanciarse I just drifted into marriage me dejé llevar por las circunstancias y terminé casándome
  • 3 (pile up) [sand/snow] amontonarse
    Example sentences
    • 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/verbo transitivo

noun/nombre

  • 2 (meaning) (no plural/sin plural) sentido (masculine) 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
  • 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

Verbos con partícula

drift off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
quedarse dormido

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día trocha
f
path …
Dato cultural del día

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.