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gad about

To wander in search of fun or pleasure. You can't just gad about all day—you have to get some work done too.
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"Mrs Musgrove thinks all her servants so steady, that it would be high treason to call it in question; but I am sure, without exaggeration, that her upper house-maid and laundry-maid, instead of being in their business, are gadding about the village, all day long.
It isn't proper to be gadding about so late with a rattlepated boy like..."
`I expect you'll learn to sew all right, Lena, if you'll only keep your head and not go gadding about to dances all the time and neglect your work, the way some country girls do.'