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noun British English pronunciation: drift /drɪft/ 
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singulardrift
pluraldrifts
  1. 1
    [countable] a large pile of snow or sand formed by the wind

    The car was stuck in a deep snow drift.

  2. 4
    [singular] informal the meaning that someone is trying to express
    the general drift:

    Well, anyway, I'm sure you get the general drift.

    get/catch someone's drift (=understand the basic meaning):

    Do you get my drift?

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