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drift out

To slowly leave one place or thing. Because it was a rainy Monday morning, the students just drifted out of the room after the bell rang.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drift out

to move out of a place slowly. After there was no more food, the people drifted out, one by one. The boat drifted out and almost got away.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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