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drift

US [drɪft]
UK [drɪft]
  • v.漂移;漂流;飘;缓缓移动
  • n.趋势;大意;要点;流动
  • Web飘移;甩尾;漂泊
Plural Form:drifts  Present Participle:drifting  Past Tense:drifted  
Drift
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n.
— see also
continental drift
缓缓流动slow movement
1.
[sing][u]
流动;趋势;逐渐变化(尤指向坏的方面)a slow steady movement from one place to another; a gradual change or development from one situation to another, especially to sth bad
a population drift away from rural areas
农村地区的人口外流
attempts to halt the drift towards war
制止逐步走上战争道路的努力
船舶of ship
2.
[u]
(船只或飞机的)偏航,航差the movement of a ship or plane away from its direction because of currents or wind
海水;空气of sea/air
3.
[u][c]
水流;气流;流动the movement of the sea or air
the general direction of drift on the east coast
东海岸海水的总体流向
He knew the hidden drifts in that part of the river.
他对那段河道中的暗流非常清楚。
of snow
4.
[c]
吹聚物;雪堆a large pile of sth, especially snow, made by the wind
The road was blocked by deep drifts of snow.
道路被风吹来的厚厚积雪阻塞。
of flowers
5.
[c]
大丛的花;丛生的植物a large mass of sth, especially flowers
Plant daffodils in informal drifts.
随便种几丛黄水仙。
意义meaning
6.
[sing]
大意;主旨;要点the general meaning of what sb says or writes
Do you catch my drift ?
你大概明白我的意思吗?
My German isn't very good, but I got the drift of what she said.
我的德语不太好,但我大致明白她说的意思。
v.
缓缓流动move slowly
1.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
漂流;漂移;飘to move along smoothly and slowly in water or air
Clouds drifted across the sky.
朵朵浮云在空中飘过。
The empty boat drifted out to sea.
空船向海上漂去。
2.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
缓缓移动;缓慢行走to move or go somewhere slowly
The crowd drifted away from the scene of the accident.
人群渐渐从事故现场散去。
Her gaze drifted around the room.
她的目光缓缓扫视了一下室内。
漫无目的without purpose
3.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
无意间发生;无目的地转变;顺其自然地做to happen or change, or to do sth without a particular plan or purpose
I didn't intend to be a teacher─I just drifted into it.
我并没打算过当老师,只是顺其自然就当了。
He hasn't decided what to do yet─he's just drifting.
他还没决定做什么,只是顺其自然。
The conversation drifted onto politics.
谈话不知不觉就转到政治方面来了。
状态;情况into state/situation
4.
[i]
~ in/into sth
无意间进入;不知不觉陷入to go from one situation or state to another without realizing it
Finally she drifted into sleep.
最后她不知不觉地睡着了。
The injured man tried to speak but soon drifted into unconsciousness.
受伤的男人想说点什么,但一会儿就不省人事了。
雪;沙of snow/sand
5.
[i]
吹积;堆积to be blown into large piles by the wind
drifting sand
堆积的沙
Some roads are closed because of drifting.
有些道路因积雪而封闭。
漂浮float
6.
[t]
+ adv./prep.
使漂流;使漂浮to make sth float somewhere
The logs are drifted downstream to the mill.
原木顺流而下漂到木材加工厂。

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