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The refugees spent three days adrift on the tiny boat.
Somehow the picture hook had come adrift from the wall.
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
a sardonic smile, expression, or comment shows a lack of respect for what someone else has said...
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of adrift from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.