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drift

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noun
1 noun large pile of snow or sandsíobán masc  c m uráth masc3  c m ugreat drifts of snow ráthanna móra sneachta 2 noun irregular shape or massa drift of leaves carn duilleogdrifts of smoke néalta toite
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun general meaningI caught the drift of his speech thug mé liom éirim a chuid cainte, thuig mé brí a chuid cainte, bhain mé adhmad éigin as an méid a dúirt sé do you get my drift? an dtuigeann tú leat mé?, an dtuigeann tú an rud atá i gceist agam?, an dtuigeann tú an rud atá mé a rá? 4 noun literary brief smellthere was a drift of perfume in the air bhí boladh cumhráin san aer 5 (also population drift) noun SOCIOL gradual movement of peopleurban drift continued lean daoine orthu ag tarraingt ar na cathrachathe drift away from the land tréigean na feirmeoireachta, tréigean na talmhaíochta 6 noun gradual change there's a drift of power towards Brussels de réir a chéile tá an chumhacht á haistriú go dtí an Bhruiséilthere's a drift away from nationalism tá cúl á thabhairt leis an náisiúnachas 7 noun slow movement through air, watersíobadh masc  c m uNorth Atlantic Drift Síobadh Mór an Atlantaigh Thuaidhwe went for a gentle drift along the coast chuamar ar thuras deas réidh le cósta, ghluaiseamar linn le sruth cois cósta go deas réidhspray drift cáitheadh sprae 8 noun pejorative lack of focus and purposethere was a sense of drift about them bhí an chuma orthu go raibh siad ag ligean a maidí le sruth, ní raibh bun ná barr leo, ní raibh mórán cuma orthu 9 noun NAUT, AERO departure from courseimeacht le sruththere was a drift from our course bhíomar imithe ónár gcúrsa, bhíomar imithe le sruth 10 noun ELECTRON of circuit, amplifierguagadh masc 11 noun GENET change in gene poolfánaíocht fem3  c m u 12 noun GEOG movement of sea water with windssíobadh masc  c m u 13 noun GEOL loose deposit of rock debrisdeasca masc4  c m u 14 noun IND passage in minedriofta masc4  c m u
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15 verb be moved along slowly by water INTRANSITIVEimigh le sruththe ship is drifting tá an long ag imeacht le sruththe boat drifted ashore tháinig an bád i dtír leis an sruth we drifted downstream chuamar síos an abhainn leis an sruth 16 verb move slowly in air INTRANSITIVEgluais verb  c m uclouds were drifting across the sky bhí scamaill ag snámh leo trasna na spéire, bhí scamaill ag gluaiseacht leo trasna na spéirethe smoke drifted over the valley scaip an deatach leis os cionn an ghleanna, d'éirigh an deatach os cionn an ghleanna 17 verb (of people) move aimlessly and slowly INTRANSITIVEthe crowd gradually drifted away scaip an slua diaidh ar ndiaidh, d'imigh an slua de réir a chéilehe's drifting aimlessly about here tá sé ag leadaíocht thart anseo, tá sé ag bodaireacht thart anseo 18 verb act without plan or purpose INTRANSITIVEshe drifted into bar work tharla go bhfuair sí obair i mbeárto drift into bad company droch-chomhluadar a tharraingt ort féinto drift along from job to job bheith ag dul ó phost go postto let things drift do mhaidí a ligean le sruth 19 verb change state INTRANSITIVEhe finally drifted into sleep thit néal air sa deireadhshe was drifting in and out of sleep bhí sí idir a codladh agus a dúiseacht, bhí sí ag suanaíocht 20 verb (of thoughts, mind) move randomly INTRANSITIVEmy thoughts drifted to my family tháinig mo theaghlach isteach i m'intinn, smaoinigh mé ar mo theaghlachmy mind was drifting bhí m'intinn ar seachrán 21 verb literary (of sound) be heard faintly INTRANSITIVEbird song drifted across the garden bhí ceol na n-éan le cloisteáil trasna uaim sa ghairdín, tháinig ceol na n-éan trasna an ghairdín chugam 22 verb literary (of eyes, gaze) move slowly INTRANSITIVEmy eyes were drifting from one place to another bhí mo shúile ag sleamhnú ó áit go háit 23 verb SPOR (of ball, shot) move slowly INTRANSITIVEthe ball drifted wide d'imigh an liathróid ar fóraoil 24 verb FIN (of prices) moving INTRANSITIVEsíob verb  c m ushare prices started to drift thosaigh luach scaireanna ag síobadh 25 verb (of snow) form large piles INTRANSITIVEsíob verb  c m uwhere the snow drifted an áit ar shíob an sneachta, an áit ar bhailigh ráthanna sneachta