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wandering hands

The tendency to attempt to touch another person for sexual gratification without their consent. Bernard's got wandering hands, which is why his assistants always quit. So-called wandering hands are sexual harassment, period.
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wander about

 and wander around
to stroll or amble around without any purpose evident; to roam around. We just wandered about downtown all morning, looking at the shop windows. It's fun to wander around in a strange town.
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wander away (from someone or something)

 and wander off (from someone or something)
to roam away from someone or something. The little boy wandered away from his mother. He wandered off from his sister. The dog wandered off.
See also: away, wander

wander from something

to stray from something, such as a path, a set of rules, etc. Please do not wander from the path I have set for you. If you wander from our guidelines, your finished product may not be acceptable.
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wander in(to something)

to stray or roam into something or some place. A deer wandered into the parking lot and frightened some of the shoppers. Someone wandered in and sat down.
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wander off

(from someone or something) Go to wander away (from someone or something).
See also: off, wander
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Since the pilot phase Wander has attracted Innovation Voucher funding support worth PS5k.
The focus would then be on understanding the need to wander, rather than labelling it as a "problem" For Charles, this would relate to his past recreational activity and love of wide open spaces.
Both Laporte and Wander said they were pleased with the quality of responses, which indicate that people are clearly taking these issues seriously.
It is possible, for example, to track how long it took for staff to respond to a call or how often a resident has been involved in a wander incident.
Albert Wander had the idea of enhancing the original malt extract with other natural ingredients of high nutritional value.
She further asserted that the title of the second book had been taken from "Black folklore and is part of the folk-song or Negro spiritual," namely the traditional Christmas song: "I wonder as I wander out under the sky/How Jesus the Savior did come for to die/For poor on'ry people like you and like I/I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
When trainers wander off, tigers, please do not stay tame.
The other is more dreamlike: a strange strung-out labyrinth of places in which you wander through many different sensations; there is (almost by definition) no perfect exemplar of such a place, but hints of it are to be found in the work of Wright and Aalto, and stories about such dwellings go back at least as far as Pliny's lyrical descriptions of his villas.
The program, he said, imperils other wolves that might wander into these areas and are protected under the law.
These patients are at risk because they are prone to wander not only inside a premises but also beyond its boundaries.
A legendary Jew condemned to wander the world until Jesus ' secondcoming.
Under the legislation, the grants can be used for the development of training and emergency protocols for school personnel, to supply first responders with additional information and resources, and for locative tracking technology programs to assist the families and caregivers of individuals who may wander from safety because of their condition.
Fortunately, LTC providers have resources available to them to help ensure resident safety, and the technology in the field of wander management continues to evolve to meet the needs of both facilities and residents.
12 ( ANI ): Yahoo has reportedly acquired social diary 'Days' app maker Wander to bolster its mobile team.
2 : to get off the right path or leave the right area : stray <"She would never wander far away alone .