drift back

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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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When my focus drifts back toward my sight (it's a red dot sight on my pistol), I find my shots land on the front leading edge or rear edge of the target, because I lose connection with the target.
WHEN I look out and see the snow My mind drifts back to long ago To the times when I was still quite young And playing in snow was lots of fun We'd sledge and slide both night and day And hope the snow was here to stay We'd build a snowman round and stout And knock the icicles from the spout.
SIR - Welsh Secretary Peter Hain's warning that we would face "savage cuts if Wales drifts back to Tory rule" ("Public funding faces the big squeeze", Monday July 6) gives us another strong incentive to vote for an independent Wales.
Her mind drifts back some fifty years to people she has known.
On the ferry, Nana gets all nostalgic, and her mind drifts back to how she and William met - seemingly in a wartime cliche of headscarves and munitions factories.
He turns to his right and drifts back, then realizes his mistake and turns left, but it is too late.
Elsewhere, moisture evaporating from warm-core eddies that are shed into the North Atlantic by the Gulf Stream can produce a thick ocean fog if the moisture drifts back over cold water and condenses.
The QB takes a five-step drop, then drifts back, brings the defense to him, and dumps the ball off to a screen receiver.
Her scruffy, ne'er-do-well brother (Mark Ruffalo) drifts back to borrow money, lingers to bond with his nephew, and perhaps realizes that vagabond independence may not be the best course for his life.
So Louise Stewart sits in her Burbank home Wednesday and mentally drifts back to the days she spent a lifetime trying to forget.
Instead, armed only with a single pen and a journal, she simply drifts back into her memory.