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purport, drift
n. the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation"
movement, trend, drift
n. a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
drift
n. a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
impulsion, impetus, drift
n. a force that moves something along
drift
n. the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
drift
n. a process of linguistic change over a period of time
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drift
v. move in an unhurried fashion; "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"
drift, freewheel
v. live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
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mental object, cognitive content, content
n. the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
matter, issue, subject, topic
n. some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police"
substance, meaning
n. the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
motif, theme
n. a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"
drift
n. a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
hill
n. a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
impulsion, impetus, drift
n. a force that moves something along
electric discharge, electric arc, arc, spark, discharge
n. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
accretion
n. (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
fluster
v. be flustered; behave in a confused manner
jaunt, trip, travel
v. make a trip for pleasure
coast
v. move effortlessly; by force of gravity
dart, fleet, flutter, flit
v. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
saunter, stroll
v. walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
mosey, amble
v. walk leisurely
promenade
v. take a leisurely walk; "The ladies promenaded along the beach"
levitate
v. cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity; "The magician levitated the woman"
diverge
v. move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here"
veer
v. shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered"
pitch, incline, slope
v. be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
divert, deviate
v. turn aside; turn away from
straggle, digress, depart, sidetrack
v. wander from a direct or straight course
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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