Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de drift

(verbo) 
Definition
to be carried along by currents of air or water
We proceeded to drift along the river.
Sinônimos
float
barges floating quietly by the grassy river banks
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go (aimlessly)
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coast
I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
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sail
We got into the lift and sailed to the top floor.
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slide
She slipped and slid downhill on her backside.
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glide
Waiters glide between tightly packed tables.
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waft
The scent of roses wafted through the open window.
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be carried along
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move gently
(verbo) 
Definition
to move aimlessly from one place or activity to another
People drifted around the room.
Sinônimos
wander
He wandered aimlessly around the garden.
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stroll
We strolled back, put the kettle on and settled down.
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stray
A railway line crosses the park so children must not be allowed to stray.
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roam
They were encouraged not to let their cattle roam freely.
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meander
We meandered along the Irish country roads.
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rove
roving about the town in the dead of night
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range
They range widely in search of carrion.
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straggle
They came straggling up the cliff road.
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traipse (informal)
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stravaig (Scottish, Northern England, dialect)
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peregrinate
(verbo) 
Definition
to wander away from a fixed course or point
I let my attention drift.
Sinônimos
stray
Anyway, as usual, we seem to have strayed from the point.
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wander
She allowed her mind to wander to other things.
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digress
She digressed from the matter under discussion.
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get sidetracked
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go off at a tangent
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get off the point
(verbo) 
Definition
(of snow) to pile up in heaps
The snow, except where it drifted, was only calf-deep.
Sinônimos
pile up
Her mail had piled up inside the front door.
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gather
She started gathering up her things.
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accumulate
Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
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amass
We didn't enquire as to how she had amassed her fortune.
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bank up
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heap up
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form drifts
(substantivo) 
Definition
a general movement or development
the drift towards the cities
Sinônimos
shift
There has been a shift of the elderly to this state.
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movement
The meeting seems to have produced no movement on either side.
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transfer
Arrange for the transfer of medical records to your new doctor.
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relocation
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gravitation
(substantivo) 
Definition
something piled up by the wind or current, as a snowdrift
A car was trapped in a snow drift.
Sinônimos
pile
a pile of books
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bank
resting indolently upon a grassy bank
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mass
On the desk is a mass of books and papers.
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heap
a heap of bricks
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mound
huge mounds of dirt
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accumulation
accumulations of dirt
(substantivo) 
Definition
the main point of an argument or speech
She was beginning to get his drift.
Sinônimos
meaning
I became more aware of the symbols and their meanings.
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point
You have missed the main point of my argument.
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gist
He related the gist of his conversation to us.
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aim
a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
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direction
They threatened a mass walk-out if the party did not change direction.
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object
The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
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import
I have already spoken about the import of his speech.
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intention
She announced her intention of standing for parliament.
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implication
The implication was obvious: vote for us or you'll be sorry.
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tendency
the government's tendency towards secrecy in recent years
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thrust
The main thrust of the film is its examination of religious values.
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tenor
The whole tenor of discussions has changed.
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purport
The purport of his speech was obvious.
(substantivo) 
their fears at what they see as a drift towards economic chaos
Sinônimos
trend
a trend towards part-time employment
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course
In the course of the 1930s, steel production in Britain approximately doubled.
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current
A strong current of nationalism is running through the country.
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flow
watching the quiet flow of the olive-green water
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rush
A rush of affection swept over him.
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verbo frasal

See drift off

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of accumulate
Definition
to gather together in an increasing quantity
Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
Sinônimos
build up,
be stored,
cumulate
in the sense of accumulation
Definition
something that has been collected
accumulations of dirt
in the sense of aim
Definition
intention or purpose
a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim

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