come adrift

British
to become separated from something

Somehow the picture hook had come adrift from the wall.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • come adrift — british phrase to become separated from something Somehow the picture hook had come adrift from the wall. Thesaurus: to be separated from somethingsynonym Main entry: adrift * * * come adrift chiefly Brit : to become loose or unattached …   Useful english dictionary

  • adrift — [[t]ədrɪ̱ft[/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ, v n ADJ If a boat is adrift, it is floating on the water and is not tied to anything or controlled by anyone. They were spotted after three hours adrift in a dinghy. 2) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, v n ADJ If… …   English dictionary

  • adrift — a|drift [əˈdrıft] adj, adv 1.) a boat that is adrift is not fastened to anything or controlled by anyone ▪ Several of the lifeboats were still afloat a month after being cast adrift . 2.) someone who is adrift is confused about what to do in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • adrift — adjective, adverb 1 a boat that is adrift is not fastened to anything or controlled by anyone 2 someone who is adrift is confused about what to do in their life 3 come adrift to become separated from something that fastens: Her hair was forever… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • adrift — UK [əˈdrɪft] / US adjective [never before noun] 1) floating on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone The refugees spent three days adrift on the tiny boat. 2) feeling alone and that your life has no clear purpose 3)… …   English dictionary

  • adrift — a|drift [ ə drıft ] adjective never before noun 1. ) floating on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone: The refugees spent three days adrift on the tiny boat. 2. ) feeling alone and that your life has no clear purpose 3 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • adrift — adjective 1) adrift in a strange country Syn: lost, off course, drifting, disorientated, confused, (all) at sea, rootless, unsettled 2) informal the hook has come adrift Syn: loose, free …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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