Synonyms for adrift

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-drift
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdrɪft

Top 10 synonyms for adrift Other synonyms for the word adrift

Définition of adrift

Origin :
  • 1620s, from a- (1) "on" + drift. Figurative use by 1680s.
  • adv floating out of control
  • adv without purpose
  • adv off course
Example sentences :
  • But we were afraid to lose sight of the bridge, lest we should get all adrift.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • "I think if I were up there I'd cut us adrift," said Stanley grimly.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930 » by Various
  • Then she introduced her daughter to Drake and sent them adrift through the rooms.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • We'd be adrift and out of sight of land if Mary-'Gusta went away.
  • Extract from : « Mary-'Gusta » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Have a civil tongue, then, and don't provoke me to turn you adrift on the world.
  • Extract from : « One Of Them » by Charles James Lever
  • "It would have been fairer to have cast me adrift at first," said he, fiercely.
  • Extract from : « Tony Butler » by Charles James Lever
  • Give the whelp a couple of half-crowns, Halkett, and send him adrift.
  • Extract from : « Confessions Of Con Cregan » by Charles James Lever
  • And when she had cast it adrift, she flung herself into the sea; and so died.
  • Extract from : « Told by the Northmen: » by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • The thing is, who did it belong to when we—when it got adrift?
  • Extract from : « Follow My leader » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • Everything will be adrift, and you would be crushed to death, to a certainty.
  • Extract from : « A Final Reckoning » by G. A. Henty

Antonyms for adrift

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