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adjective [never before noun]     adrift pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    floating on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone

    The refugees spent three days adrift on the tiny boat.

  2. 2
    feeling alone and that your life has no clear purpose
  3. 3
    mainly journalism a team or player that is adrift of an opponent is behind them in a competition

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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