Drift

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via German Low German from Middle Low German drift. Pertains to the verb treiben (Middle Low German drīven).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʁɪft/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Drift f (genitive Drift, no plural)

  1. drifting (being moved by external powers; most often of a ship)
  2. violent stream or swell (of the sea)

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