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wandering hands

The tendency to attempt to touch another person for sexual gratification without their consent. Bernard's got wandering hands, which is why his assistants always quit. So-called wandering hands are sexual harassment, period.
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wander about

 and wander around
to stroll or amble around without any purpose evident; to roam around. We just wandered about downtown all morning, looking at the shop windows. It's fun to wander around in a strange town.
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wander away (from someone or something)

 and wander off (from someone or something)
to roam away from someone or something. The little boy wandered away from his mother. He wandered off from his sister. The dog wandered off.
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wander from something

to stray from something, such as a path, a set of rules, etc. Please do not wander from the path I have set for you. If you wander from our guidelines, your finished product may not be acceptable.
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wander in(to something)

to stray or roam into something or some place. A deer wandered into the parking lot and frightened some of the shoppers. Someone wandered in and sat down.
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wander off

(from someone or something) Go to wander away (from someone or something).
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Washington, August 28 ( ANI ): Mind wandering can be a sign of mental wellbeing, provided that your off-task musings are interesting and useful even if not related to the task at hand, a new study has suggested.
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