cast adrift

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  • cast adrift — see adrift * * * cast adrift [phrasal verb] 1 cast (a boat) adrift : to cause (a boat) to float on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone often used as (be) cast adrift a small lifeboat cast adrift in the open sea 2 cast …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast adrift — verb a) To abandon a ship at sea b) To place a person in a ships boat or raft and leave them …   Wiktionary

  • cast somebody adrift — cast/set sb adrift idiom usually passive to leave sb to be carried away on a boat that is not being controlled by anyone: (figurative) Without language human beings are cast adrift. Main entry: ↑adriftidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast|a|way — «KAS tuh WAY, KAHS », adjective, noun. –adj. 1. thrown away; cast adrift. 2. outcast; rejected. –n. 1. a shipwrecked person: »The castaways swam to the island. 2. an outcast …   Useful english dictionary

  • adrift — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ come ▪ I nearly suffocated when the pipe of my breathing apparatus came adrift. ▪ go (figurative) ▪ Our plans had gone badly adrift …   Collocations dictionary

  • adrift — a|drift [əˈdrıft] adj, adv 1.) a boat that is adrift is not fastened to anything or controlled by anyone ▪ Several of the lifeboats were still afloat a month after being cast adrift . 2.) someone who is adrift is confused about what to do in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cast — v. & n. v. (past and past part. cast) 1 tr. throw, esp. deliberately or forcefully. 2 tr. (often foll. by on, over) a direct or cause to fall (one s eyes, a glance, light, a shadow, a spell, etc.). b express (doubts, aspersions, etc.). 3 tr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • adrift — 1. adjective /əˈdrɪft/ a) Floating at random. So on the sea shall be set adrift. Dryden. b) (of a seaman) Absent from his watch 2. adverb /əˈdrɪft/ In a …   Wiktionary

  • Adrift in Manhattan — Infobox Film name = Adrift in Manhattan image size = caption = director = Alfredo de Villa producer = Steven J. Brown Joshua Blum writer = Nat Moss narrator = starring = Heather Graham Victor Rasuk Dominic Chianese Elizabeth Peña William Baldwin… …   Wikipedia

  • cast off — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abandoned, abrupt, abstract, adrift, afloat, alienate, aweigh, break ground, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast loose, cast out, castaway, cat the anchor, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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