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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.
See also: hand, wander

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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They speedily resolved themselves into three large brown birds, which circled over the heads of the two wanderers, and then settled upon some rocks which overlooked them.
Side by side on the narrow shawl knelt the two wanderers, the little prattling child and the reckless, hardened adventurer.
The wanderers marveled greatly, and looked into the faces of all they met, as hoping to find one that they knew; but all were strange, and passed them by and spake no friendly word.
The Wizard told them of the misfortune that had overtaken the wanderers.
Rather than providing a chapter-by-chapter commentary on MIE, Wanderer has chosen to provide his own route into Brandom's philosophy, one which pays dividends.
But Wanderer didn't expect Melanie to refuse to relinquish possession of her mind.
Acting as an in-depth reference for all caregivers of patients and loved ones with Alzheimer's, In Search Of The Alzheimer's Wanderer details just what to do in anticipation and planning for a wandering occurrence with such things as understanding what objects they may never leave home without, what behaviors they might display to attract attention, and whether or not they might hide while being searched for, as well as a comprehensive list of things to do in order of time from fifteen minutes after the discovery of the missing, to the first hour, etc.
Code Alert I RFT's CA9121 Wanderer Monitoring System supports complete integration of Quick Response Wireless Call and Wanderer Monitoring Systems and provides enhanced features and capabilities to existing Code Alert Systems.
This life-size model of the figure in the foreground of Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer in the Mists, 1818, appropriately attired but apparently hovering on a cushion of light emanating from the soles of his boots, magisterially surveyed a narrow garden walkway through one of the gallery's trademark glass walls.
From September 2 to December 23, 1999, the American Catholic weekly The Wanderer, a long-time supporter of HLI, has, to its regret, been forced to publish four lengthy articles on a falling-out among its leaders.
Portable bar-code printing should become even more popular, following the launch of the Wanderer II cordless connector by Paxar UL Ltd of Paxar House, Central Road, Harlow, Essex, tel:0127 984 2000.
Wide Eyed Wanderer a homebred daughter of Pirate's Bounty, ran six furlongs on a good main track in 1:10.
Outside-half Scott Sneddon, a former Wanderer, captained Cardiff for the first time and they were 20-6 up at the break, with three Dans yellow-carded by referee Gareth Butler for technical offences.
A14-year-old apprentice left a remarkable account of the maiden voyage of the Wanderer, one of the last sailing ships built in Liverpool - a beautiful vessel that brought bad luck in her wake.
Redefining reality with the positive message that now is the time to make a choice, whether to continue the status quo of one's existence or strive to make a bigger difference for the better in the life of oneself and others, Going Deeper is a profound metaphysical work with a transcendent message about waking up and taking control of one's positive influence, whether one truly believes oneself to be a Wanderer or simply an ordinary human soul beset with the same multitude of complex problems, challenges, and opportunities as anyone else.