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float around

1. To not be in a specific location. I just saw that book yesterday, so it must be floating around here somewhere.
2. To float or bob over or through a particular surface. Look at all the ducks just floating around the pond!
See also: around, float

float around

to float from here to there freely. All sorts of paper and trash were floating around on the surface of the pond. Water hyacinths floated around, making a very tropical scene.
See also: around, float

float around

v.
1. To be or move in a nonspecific or unknown location: That pen must be floating around here somewhere. The travelers floated around the countryside, stopping here and there to eat and rest.
2. To move around while suspended on the surface of a fluid without sinking; float in no particular direction: Empty bottles and other debris float around in the cove at low tide.
See also: around, float
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Star's - Pop stars as they float around the screen and hear the sound of numbers counting up after each pop.
Planets - Pop the planets as they float around the screen and hear the name of the planet after you've popped it.
A: In space, objects tend to float around because there's no gravity (force that pulls two objects together).
Pieces of memory float around and lock in place, putting together the puzzle of Dec's past that will allow him to move forward to the future.
Bouquet II, 2002, and The Corridor, 2002, both feature easels, though the subject matter of the paintings seems to prefer to float around instead of staying put.
Resident Grace Penman said: "One of my neighbours watched her furniture float around her living room."
Mold spores float around both outdoors and indoors, and usually don't cause problems for most individuals.
Unless project partners Japan, Russia, and the European Union decide to spend their own public money to meet the U.S.'s unfulfilled promises, the only function of the space station, besides a minimal amount of robot-performed research, will be to float around. Though that might still seem kind of neat to hard-core space buffs, it doesn't seem worth the cost: $17.9 billion to date, $29.1 billion by 2006, and an estimated $94 billion overall.
The cable gatekeeper now plans to float around 40% of the nine regional systems within two years of selling off the 35% stakes to investors who will also be given management of the cable systems.
An even greater surprise awaited the researchers: The newly identified helper did not resemble the standard coenzymatic vitamins, which float around in a cell until nabbed by an enzyme in need.
MOISTENING a duster slightly with warm water before use will ensure a more efficient job as dust will adhere to the damp cloth, rather than just float around the room.
I just let Mr Mellberg's comments float around the dressing-room.
In what has became a great annual tradition, the familiar figure in red will be joining the members of Barry Round Table again this year when they take their Christmas float around the streets of Barry.
They're not too big (a maximum of around 1,000 passengers) which makes for more relaxed cruising than on some of the huge gin palaces which float around the Med.