drift with

drift with (something)

1. Literally, to move slowly and without definite direction while propelled by something (such as wind or water). It's more relaxing to just let the boat drift with the waves.
2. To allow oneself to be pulled along with others' decisions or feelings. When will you stop being such a follower, drifting with all of your friends' stupid ideas? That senator always drifts with his party, so I doubt he'll oppose them in this vote.
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drift with something

1. . Lit. to float along with something; to be carried along at the same rate as something. He paddled the canoe into the center of the stream and let it drift with the current.
2. Fig. to "move along" passively with events and ideas. He is not very decisive and is as likely as not to drift with the tide of sentiment.
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Make a quarter mile drift with the vagaries of wind and tide, and you'd best pay attention which way the jug went.
Drifting, which traces its roots in Japan, has evolved into mainstream motorsport and calls for drivers to over-steer a car, forcing it to lose rear wheel traction and slide or drift with driver still maintaining overall control.
Seiber has conducted studies that found that pesticides can drift with the movement of fog, and that some pesticides become enriched several thousandfold in the fog, resulting in the potential for increased toxicity in the respiratory system.
The state of Oregon directs citizens to file complaints related to pesticide drift with PARC, a multi-agency task force that is under the control of the Pesticide Division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture that, we have claimed, is heavily influenced by the pesticide industry.