float around

float around

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • float around — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms float around : present tense I/you/we/they float around he/she/it floats around present participle floating around past tense floated around past participle floated around spoken 1) if something is floating… …   English dictionary

  • float around — PHRASAL VERB A rumour or idea that is floating around is often heard or talked about. [V P] There are still some unfounded fears floating around out there about cancer being contagious …   English dictionary

  • float around — verb To be nearby or available …   Wiktionary

  • float — float1 [ flout ] verb ** ▸ 1 be on liquid & not sink ▸ 2 be lighter than air ▸ 3 about sound/smell ▸ 4 move softly/gracefully ▸ 5 suggest idea ▸ 6 act without clear plan ▸ 7 start to sell shares ▸ 8 about money ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • float — float1 [fləut US flout] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on water)¦ 2¦(in the air)¦ 3¦(music/sounds/smells etc)¦ 4¦(walk gracefully)¦ 5¦(ideas)¦ 6¦(money)¦ 7¦(company)¦ 8¦(cheque)¦ Phrasal verbs  float around ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • float — [[t]flo͟ʊt[/t]] ♦♦♦ floats, floating, floated 1) V ERG If something or someone is floating in a liquid, they are in the liquid, on or just below the surface, and are being supported by it. You can also float something on a liquid. [V in n] They… …   English dictionary

  • float — I UK [fləʊt] / US [floʊt] verb Word forms float : present tense I/you/we/they float he/she/it floats present participle floating past tense floated past participle floated ** 1) a) [intransitive] to rest or move slowly on the surface of a liquid… …   English dictionary

  • Float — or floating may refer to the following:Float* Float (fishing), a bite indicator used in angling * Float, a Cascading Style Sheets attribute. * Float (parade), a decorated vehicle or platform, animal or man drawn or motorized, used in a festive… …   Wikipedia

  • float about — ˌfloat aˈbout/aˈround derived (usually used in the progressive tenses) if an idea, etc. is floating around, it is talked about by a number of people or passed from one person to another • There s a rumour floating around that you re thinking of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • float´ing|ly — float|ing «FLOH tihng», adjective. 1. that floats: »The floating ice shelf was found to abut the grounded ice inland (E. F. Roots). 2. not fixed; not staying in one place; moving around: »a floating population. 3. Finance. a) in use or… …   Useful english dictionary

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