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phrasal verb [intransitive] spoken
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfloat around
he/she/itfloats around
present participlefloating around
past tensefloated around
past participlefloated around
  1. 1
    if something is floating around, you have seen it somewhere near but you are not certain where it is

    There’s a pen floating around here somewhere.

  2. 2
    if an idea is floating around, it has been suggested but not yet considered

    We have various issues floating around that we need to discuss.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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