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He was cut adrift from the agency and declared an outlaw. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No one has been cast adrift and no one has really pulled clear of danger. The Sun (2008)It was impossible not to feel involuntarily cast adrift. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Could it be cast adrift in a bad year? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The perfect combination of biblical echo and upbeat instruction for a modern society now often adrift without the old anchors of belief. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Stags are three points adrift of safety at the bottom with five games left. The Sun (2008)They have taken five points from a possible 45 and are nine points adrift. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yes, the club is at the foot of the table but they are hardly cut adrift. The Sun (2009)The result leaves Pool nine points adrift of safety. The Sun (2015)These are our people cut adrift from their normality, a nation all at sea. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Royals are now just three points adrift of 17th place. The Sun (2013)The Dons are nine points adrift of safety after battling from behind to secure a point. The Sun (2016)The good thing is we're not bottom or cut adrift. The Sun (2014)Princess Highway was another length and three quarters adrift. The Sun (2012)It is time the Government acted now to cut them adrift. The Sun (2012)Birmingham are in the relegation zone, three points adrift of safety. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A boat adrift is a hazard to navigation. Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)They are as though adrift at sea without compass or destination, so they might as well demand that theirs be a pleasure cruise. Christianity Today (2000)I feel cast adrift from the mother ship that is the Times fashion desk. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I thought he looked adrift in a place where nobody recognised him, apart from me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Still, Britain has cast itself adrift. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is 31 seconds adrift but will feel confident of overturning that because the Spaniard is weaker in the race against the clock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His songs visit the lives of people cast adrift in the world who struggle to make sense of hardship, loneliness, boredom and failed relationships. The Sun (2007)
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Translations for 'adrift'
British English: adrift ADJECTIVE
If a boat is adrift, it is floating on the water and is not tied to anything or controlled by anyone.
They were spotted after three hours adrift in a dinghy.
- American English: adrift
- Brazilian Portuguese: à deriva
- Chinese: > 漂浮着的船
- European Spanish: a la deriva
- French: à la dérive
- German: treibend
- Italian: alla deriva
- Japanese: 漂流して
- Korean: 표류하는
- European Portuguese: à deriva
- Spanish: a la deriva
Definition of adrift from the Collins English Dictionary
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