drift apart

drift apart
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "drift apart":
present tense I/you/we/they drift apart he/she/it drifts apart present participle drifting apart past tense drifted apart past participle drifted apart
if two or more people drift apart, their relationship gradually ends

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  • drift apart — verb lose personal contact over time The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married • Syn: ↑drift away • Hypernyms: ↑estrange, ↑alienate, ↑alien, ↑disaffect …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift apart — get carried along, grow apart, get further away from, stay at a distance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drift apart phr v — When they bought a water bed, the couple started to drift apart …   English expressions

  • drift — [drift] n. [ME (akin to ON & MDu drift, OHG trift) < OE drifan, DRIVE] 1. an act or instance of being driven or carried along, as by a current of air or water or by circumstances 2. the course on which something is directed or driven 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • drift — drift1 [drıft] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move slowly)¦ 2¦(without plan)¦ 3¦(change)¦ 4¦(money/prices)¦ 5¦(snow/sand)¦ 6 let something drift Phrasal verbs  drift apart  drift off ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apart — a|part W1S3 [əˈpa:t US a:rt] adv, adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not close/touching)¦ 2¦(in different pieces)¦ 3¦(separate)¦ 4¦(not at same time)¦ 5¦(people)¦ 6 fall apart 7 be torn apart 8 be worlds/poles apart 9 grow/drift apart …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drift — 1 verb (I) 1 to move slowly on water or in the air (+ out/towards etc): The rubber raft drifted out to sea. 2 (always + adv/prep) to move or go somewhere without any plan or purpose (+ around/along etc): Jenni spent the year drifting around… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drift — drift1 [ drıft ] verb intransitive ** 1. ) to be pushed along very slowly by the movement of air or water: The boat started to drift out to sea. Thick smoke from a forest fire drifted across the town. a ) if snow or sand drifts, the wind blows it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drift — I UK [drɪft] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms drift : present tense I/you/we/they drift he/she/it drifts present participle drifting past tense drifted past participle drifted ** 1) to be pushed along very slowly by the movement of air or… …   English dictionary

  • Drift (telecommunication) — In telecommunication, a drift is a comparatively long term change in an attribute, value, or operational parameter of a system or equipment. The drift should be characterized, such as diurnal frequency drift and output level drift. Drift is… …   Wikipedia