float around Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “float around” in the English Dictionary

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float around

informal (UK also float about)
phrasal verb with float uk   /fləʊt/  us   /floʊt/ verb

float around (OBJECT)

You say that an ​object is ​floating around when you ​think it is not ​far away but you cannot ​seeexactly where: I can't ​find my ​purse, but it must be ​floating around here ​somewhere.

float around (IDEA)

If an ​idea or ​storyfloats around, it is ​discussed or ​repeated by a lot of ​people: rumoursfloating around
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