Cast adrift

Posted by David FG on October 27, 2005

In Reply to: Cast adrift posted by Rachel on October 26, 2005

: What does "cast adrift" mean, in terms of "somebody cast adrift into the world of mysticism". I've been checking out the definitions of "cast" some are okay, some don't work at all, and I was wondering if there was something better.

One of the rare occasions on which there really IS a nautical origin.