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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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Remember, there is a time and place for all things in life, and allowing your mind to wander at the wrong moment will either cost you an opportunity or prove to be embarrassing.
wander is used for moving about without following a fixed course.
25 million people suffering from Alzheimer's disease in the United States wander out of their homes or care facilities each year.
It can take seconds for a person to wander away, oftentimes resulting in falls and medical complications," commented Timothy P.
Marcel Wanders is a pioneer of the unexpected and the ideal partner for us in this venture.
His designs run from mass-produced objects to limited editions, from the Wanders Wonders collection, to interior and architectural projects.
PUMA has a strong connection to changing culture and wants to stay close to cultural trends by being a leader at the same time," said Marcel Wanders.
Wanders will participate in a panel, called "The True Costs and Opportunities of Broadband," that will address major architectural decisions made by carriers in developing next-generation broadband and IP video delivery services.
The effort is nearly flawless, except he wanders a few feet outside the crosswalk.
If not found within 24 hours, up to half of those who wander will suffer serious injury-- even death.
It is both a quest for knowledge and the desire somehow simply to acquire knowledge, to have it conferred upon one--a wondering that Melanctha has to wander to discover; a wondering that leads her first into relationships with men who will grant her knowledge, and then into a more complex relationship with Jane Harden, who win give her bodily knowledge.
Although Melanctha stops wandering for a time, the pressures of her relationship with Jeff eventually lead her to wander again.