drift noun

1 slow movement towards sth

ADJ. gradual, slow

PREP. ~ (away) from the drift of people away from rural areas into urban slums | ~ (back) to As the strike went on, there was a gradual drift back to work. | ~ into his drift into crime | ~ towards

2 general meaning of sth

ADJ. general, main

VERB + DRIFT catch, follow, get I didn't follow the speech exactly, but I caught the main drift of what was being said. | lose I lost the drift of what she was saying.

3 pile of snow/sand made by the wind

ADJ. deep, great | sand, snow (also snowdrift)