adrift
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adrift(
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drihft
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (nautical)
a. a la deriva (invariable)
The boat was adrift in the ocean.La barca estaba a la deriva en el océano.
2. (directionless)
a. a la deriva (invariable)
I felt a bit adrift after college.Me sentía un poco a la deriva después de la universidad.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (nautical)
a. a la deriva
The message in the bottle floated adrift in the sea.El mensaje en la botella flotó a la deriva por el mar.
4. (directionless)
a. a la deriva
All these years I wandered adrift, but now I have a purpose in life.Todos estos años he caminado a la deriva, pero ahora tengo un propósito en la vida.
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adrift
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a.
to be adriftir a la deriva
2. (fig)
a.
to go adriftirse a pique or al garete
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adrift [əˈdrɪft]
adverb
1 especially (Náut) a la deriva
to be cast adrift (accidentally) irse a la deriva; (deliberately) also ser arrojado a la deriva; to come adrift [+boat] soltarse; irse a la deriva; [+wire, rope] soltarse; desprenderse; to be cut adrift ser soltado a la deriva; to be set adrift ser dejado a la deriva
...a victim cast adrift in a world of unspeakable horror
2 (directionless) perdido
she felt adrift and isolated se sentía perdida y aislada
3 (awry)
profits can be as much as £5m adrift los beneficios pueden estar hasta 5 millones de libras por debajo de lo esperado; to go adrift [+plan, scheme] fallar; irse al garete (informal)
4 (Dep)
to be five points/seconds adrift of estar a cinco puntos/segundos de; ir cinco puntos/segundos a la zaga de
Aberdeen are now 9 points adrift of Rangers
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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