drift back

drift back

To move toward someone or something slowly, especially while floating on water. The innertubes were all scattered across the pool, but now they're drifting back to the steps.
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drift back (to someone or something)

to move back to someone or something slowly, on the surface of water. The canoe drifted back to shore. My little boat finally drifted back to me.
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References in classic literature ?
Not only did all forward motion cease, but we began to drift back and out to sea.
But somehow the things drift back again: the stubborn beast-flesh grows day by day back again.
AS the days become shorter and the temperature drops, And Christmas commodities drift back into the shops.
Coast Guard boats and a helicopter searched the waters off Ocean Beach but called off the search that night, saying it could take weeks before their bodies drift back to shore.
Pull on your dancing shoes, grab your gas mask and leave the everyday world behind and drift back to the 1940s.
But during Philae's seven-hour descent to the comet, harpoons designed to anchor it failed to deploy, raising concerns the lander might drift back into space.
Organic dairy farmer Haydn Evans, of Pembrokeshire, who represents NFU Cymru on the NFU Organic Issues Group said: "The lack of policy direction from Welsh Government has been of critical concern to our organic members and a significant contributory factor in the drift back to conventional farming systems.
This sequel opens in Brooklyn Juvenile Detention Centre but when Maria Ramirez (Katerina Graham, centre) is released into the care of Connie Daniels (Lonette Mckee) she begins to drift back towards bad boy Luis (Christopher "War" Martinez) We Film Honey 2: Showing at Cineworld, Showcase and Vue Out of step.
For the egotistic trader it's very easy to conclude that the support won't last and the price will drift back out to over 4.
If you allow your attention to drift back toward the sight, you will increase the chances for a bad shot.
The constantly shifting ice made it difficult to reach 90 degrees North and the destination lasted a split second, followed by a drift back to N89.
Thin on plot and heavy on violence, baffling secondary characters drift into the storyline through contrived circumstances, have prolonged and repetitive conversations, and then drift back out again.
7890 before succumbing to more dollar demand amid a broad rise in risk appetite and may drift back towards the early lows.
In a report, Francesco Garzarelli, chief interest-rate strategist at Goldman Sachs, said, 'Rates will eventually drift back down closer to three percent, and possibly trade below that level.