Adjective > Adrift

Adjective > Adrift

1 : of a boat : floating on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone

We could see a ship adrift (=drifting) in the storm.

The canoe was set/cast adrift from its moorings.

2 : without guidance, purpose, or support

She was alone and adrift in the city.

Many workers were cast adrift by massive layoffs.

3 : British : behind by a specified amount in a race, competition, etc.

He was eight points adrift (of the leader).

come adrift chiefly British

to become loose or unattached

One of the straps on her dress came adrift.