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drift apart

1. To move away from something slowly, especially while floating on water. I guess the innertubes drifted apart because they're now scattered across the pool.
2. To gradually become distant from someone after a period of closeness. Andrea and I never had a big fight or anything, we just drifted apart over the years, and now I hardly ever see her.
See also: apart, drift

drift apart

 (from each other )
1. . Lit. [for floating things] to separate as they drift. The boats drifted apart from one another. The boats drifted apart in the waves.
2. Fig. [for people] to lead their lives without contact with each other having been together or friendly. He drifted apart from his friends. As the years went by, they drifted apart.
See also: apart, drift
References in classic literature ?
Almost at once, we drifted apart. He--it is not a pleasing thing for my pride, but it is the truth--tired of me very soon." I must have made some murmur of dissent, for she went on quickly: "Oh, yes, he did!
His name was familiar to me, for many years ago my parents were acquainted with him, but they drifted apart. I was very much surprised therefore, when yesterday, about three o'clock in the afternoon, he walked into my office in the city.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], June 12 (ANI): It seems that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk drifted apart because of the former's closeness with Lady Gaga.
Diamond Platinumz and his bae Tanasha Donna were inseparable a few months ago, but seem to have drifted apart of late.
Families living in the same house have drifted apart as members no longer sit together and communicate with each other.
They just outgrew each other and drifted apart. They became friends & hope to stay that way SOURCE CLOSE TO VOGUE YESTERDAY
Saatchi, who accepted a police caution for assault, told a national newspaper he had "clearly been a disappointment" to his wife, adding the couple have "become estranged and drifted apart" over the last year.
A micro-continent that detached about 60 million years ago as Madagascar and India drifted apart is hidden under a huge mass of lava near the Indian Ocean islands of Reunion and Mauritius, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience.
Scientists claim to have found a portion of an ancient 'mini-continent' underneath the Indian Ocean that was wedged between India and Madagascar, and subsequently got detached when the two countries drifted apart to resemble the modern world as it is now.
The theme of the display will be the comedy Good To Firm, which is about two people who fell in love at a David Cassidy concert at Newcastle City Hall in 1973 and then drifted apart.
But after six years of marriage we drifted apart and split.
My friends and I really drifted apart. But don't let that worry you--it usually happens gradually.
They drifted apart and had not seen each other for nearly three decades but managed to get back in touch thanks to a Cardiff-based people-finding firm, Tracesmart.
"We were just never together and we just drifted apart." - Terri Seymour explains her split from Simon Cowell.