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adrift (adv.)

"floating at random, at the mercy of currents," 1620s, from a- (1) "on" + drift (n.). Figurative use by 1680s.

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Definitions of adrift from WordNet
1
adrift (adv.)
floating freely; not anchored;
the boat was set adrift
adrift (adv.)
off course, wandering aimlessly;
there was a search for beauty that had somehow gone adrift
2
adrift (adj.)
aimlessly drifting;
Synonyms: afloat / aimless / directionless / planless / rudderless / undirected
adrift (adj.)
afloat on the surface of a body of water;
after the storm the boats were adrift
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