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roam about

To move or wander in an aimless, ambling, unrestricted manner around (some place or area). Mr. Jackson is always roaming about the school after everyone else has gone home. I only had a day in London, so I just spent the time roaming about, trying to get a sense of the city. There have been reports of a bear roaming about the neighborhood, so be careful.
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roam around

To move or wander in an aimless, ambling, unrestricted manner around (some place or area). Mr. Jackson is always roaming around the school after everyone else has gone home. I only had a day in London, so I just spent the time roaming around, trying to get a sense of the city. There have been reports of a bear roaming around the neighborhood, so be careful.
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roam about

 and roam around
to wander or range about freely. Stay where you are and don't roam about. I'm too tired to roam around very much.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But, dear friend, we will never roam the woodlands together again."
"And there among the hills she met a young warrior, whose duty it was to guard the feeding zitidars and thoats and see that they roamed not beyond the hills.
He carried me over many fields of mortal men and over much land untilled and unpossessed, where savage wild-beasts roam through shady coombes, until I thought never again to touch the life-giving earth with my feet.
"I don't want to go to the cove--but I'll go over the channel with you, and roam about on the sand shore till you come back.
In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
Often a door is opened, a curtain drawn aside, in the halls of romance, where the reader may roam at will.