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  • adjective Having the property of moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.
  • noun a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner
  • verb Present participle of drift.

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  • noun aimless wandering from place to place
  • adjective continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another


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  • *drifts*

    Hey, this is fun!

    November 18, 2008

  • “This may be the most popular sport of Saudi youth, an obsessive, semilegal competition that dominates weekend nights here. It ranges from garden variety drag racing to “drifting,�? an extremely dangerous practice in which drivers deliberately spin out and skid sideways at high speeds, sometimes killing themselves and spectators.�?

    The New York Times, Saudi Racers Roar All Night, Fueled by Boredom, by Robert F. Worth, March 7, 2009

    March 8, 2009