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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
I had just finished, and was straightening up, when something floating around a bend above me caught my eye.
Floating around a bend they saw ahead a high bank of water, extending across the entire river, and toward this they were being irresistibly carried.
The light wind died down and left Lop-Ear on his log floating around a hundred feet away.
Polychrome, her beautiful gauzy robes floating around her like a rainbow cloud, went first, dancing back and forth and darting now here to pluck a wild-flower or there to watch a beetle crawl across the path.
"It's dog eat dog, and I ain't overlooking any meat that's floating around," Daylight proclaimed that afternoon to Hegan; and Simon Dolliver went the way of the unfortunate in the Great Panic who were caught with plenty of paper and no money.
It is a great historical creek with four feet in the channel and some scows floating around. It would be a very plausible river if they would pump some water into it.
But there wan't no romance floating around in dishpans and washtubs, or in factories and hash-joints.'
The toilet works by using air instead of water to keep the wastes from floating around the spacecraft.
Fed's portfolio drain could have impacted and contributed to some recent market volatility, according to remarks floating around Twitter attributed to KC Fed hawk George, though not corroborated elsewhere.
Near the water sports centre, two dead swans were floating around with the rubbish.
"I am deeply, deeply concerned about Europe, and that in a year's time we're going to be a tiny little island just floating around in the North Sea.
Mahira, who was being presented the award for the Best Actress for Verna by Sheikh along with Mawra, immediately rushed to Sheikh's defence with a tweet that read, 'I have just woken up to such silly stuff floating around. It's good to be aware and have an opinion but for God's sake don't use anything and everything to make news.
[USA], Jan 27 (ANI): Lisa Kudrow aka Phoebe Buffay has said she 'doesn't know what to make of' the fake 'Friends' movie trailer that is floating around the web.
Beer bottles and cans and other detritus floating around his feet.
THERE are questions floating around about Ross Barkley again after what people perceived to be a bad performance against Norwich.