current drift

current drift

[′kər·ənt ‚drift]
(hydrology)
A broad, shallow, slow-moving ocean or lake current.
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The other pirates were looking their last, too; and they all looked so long that they came near letting the current drift them out of the range of the island.
Therefore, urgent steps must be taken to halt the current drift.
The production test method includes a 24-hour bake at 250[degrees]C, after which dies showing a cell current drift of more than 1 [micro]A are rejected.
Eamon Gilmore backed Pat Rabbitte's admission that the Coalition will not make it to 2016 if it doesn't address the current drift.
Whether Turkey will be able to emerge from the current drift toward an authoritarian regime depends not on what the world says or does but on the will of the people at home.
Congress insiders concede that nothing short of a miracle can bring the party back to power if it fails to effect serious course correction to arrest the current drift in the next two years.
Unless China and the United States can find ways to block the current drift toward strategic rivalry, tensions will rise.
Echoing a widespread view among Palestinians, Samir Awad, a professor of politics at Birzeit University in the West Bank, says Abbas failed to "follow through" as a result of pressure from Washington: "He did not want to burn his bridges with the Americans." Palestinian officials admit the campaign has suffered setbacks, but argue that the current drift is largely the fault of Israel and the US, the FT added.
After the dynamic meetings of 2009 and 2010 when the urgent necessity of a coordinated global strategy dominated minds, the current drift is worrying.
All told, it was a wasted chance to tell the U.N.'s top official about what really needs to be done to get Lebanon out of its current drift.
The current drift in American policy in favor of repression and temporary security is pushing Afghanistan and America into the darkness.
What cannot be allowed to continue is the current drift into disillusion when the pictures of flag-covered coffins being carried across the tarmac inspire only resignation, not outrage.