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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!
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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.
But the tour of Santa's float around the streets is always the highpoint of its year.
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Glass artist Hakob Jambazian etches each feather into place on one of the 16 glass angels that will seem to float around the congregation in the new Our Lady of Angels Cathedral downtown.
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I enjoy flying, and I want to go up into space because there's no gravity, so you can just like float around.
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There's usually a male and a female who come and float around in our pool - but this is the first time that a family of ducks has made our back yard their home.
Poor weather conditions over the Atlantic Ocean and Europe delayed the quest by Mojave test pilot Dick Rutan and balloonist Dave Melton to become the first to float around the world nonstop in a balloon.
A lot of adults would rather float around Lazy River all day.