hover

hover
hov|er [ˈhɔvə US ˈhʌvər, ˈha:-] v
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: hove [i]'to float in the air or on water' (13-17 centuries)]
1.) if a bird, insect, or ↑helicopter hovers, it stays in one place in the air
hover over/above
flies hovering above the surface of the water
2.) to stay nervously in the same place, especially because you are waiting for something or are not certain what to do
Her younger brother hovered in the background watching us.
hover around/about
I noticed several reporters hovering around outside the courtroom.
3.) [always + adverb/preposition]
if a level, price etc hovers around a certain amount, it stays close to that amount, only changing slightly up or down
hover around/between etc
The dollar has been hovering around the 110 yen level.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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