There are 2 translations of drift in Spanish:

drift1

Pronunciation: /drɪft/

vi

  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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.

vt

Phrasal verbs

drift off

v + adv
quedarse dormido

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There are 2 translations of drift in Spanish:

drift2

n

  • 1 c (of sand) montón (m); (of snow) ventisquero (m)
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    • This evening, trudging along through the drifts of ripped leaves and shed blossom I could smell smoke on the air.
    • Fierce blizzards could blow in suddenly, bringing heavy snow that strong winds heaped into deep drifts.
    • The wind picks up, stirring the drifts until the snow looks like it's falling upward.
  • 2 (meaning) (no pl) sentido (m) 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
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    • 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
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    • 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 u 4.1 [Geol] terreno (m) de acarreo see also continental1 1 4.2 [Ling] evolución (f)
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    • 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.
  • 5 u (deviation) desviación (f)
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    • 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.

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.