drifting

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Adjective[edit]

drifting (not comparable)

  1. Moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.
    The drifting seaweed went wherever the currents carried it.

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Noun[edit]

drifting (countable and uncountable, plural driftings)

  1. (motorsports) A driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner.
  2. The act by which something drifts.
    • 2009, Mazo de la Roche, Whiteoak Heritage, page 204:
      Still, she did not regret him, for nothing Ernest could have given her would have equalled the delight of those romantic driftings on the lake with Eden.

Verb[edit]

drifting

  1. present participle of drift