ir a la deriva
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ir a la deriva(
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deh
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bah
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (at the mercy of the current or the wind)
a. to drift
La lancha sufrió una avería y fue a la deriva hasta llegar a una isla.The motorboat broke down and drifted until it reached an island.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(at the mercy of circumstances)
a. to lose direction
Desde que la directora dimitió, el proyecto va a la deriva.Since the manager resigned, the project has lost direction.
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