gradual movement without any control
to move gradually in a particular direction
ExamplesShares drifted lower in a dull market. • Strikers are drifting back to work.

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I did not want to drift to sleep as the person was talking, so I drank some Mountain Dew to make sure I stayed awake.

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You may find that your product is constantly in a state of drift and you will need to figure out how to make it work.

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There was a drift in the psychology of the consumers of the product to disregard the planned obsolescence and instead focus on their quality of lives.

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