Translation of "drift" into French

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drift [drɪft] verb Conjugation
drifted / drifted / drifting / drifts
The boat was drifting in the ocean.
Le bateau dérivait sur l'océan.
entasser (snow)
drift [drɪft] noun
pl. drifts
la dérive f (geol, electricity, radio)
le courant m (flow, movement)
le sens m (general meaning)
l' écart m (Business Basic)
le gouvernail m (Sport)
other translations 2

Phrases (6)

  1. be on the drift - aller par le travers
  2. continental drift - dérive des continents
  3. drift apart - se détacher progressivement
  4. topic drift - dérive de matière
  5. earnings drift - tendance à l'hausse des salaires
  6. wage drift - dérapage des salaires


The boat was drifting in the ocean. Le bateau dérivait sur l'océan.
Our boat drifted to shore on the tide. Notre bateau dériva vers la côte à cause du courant.
Many people drift through life without a purpose. Beaucoup de gens vagabondent à travers la vie sans but.
I like to lie on my back and watch the clouds drift by. J'aime m'allonger sur le dos et regarder comment les nuages défilent.
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