hover over

hover over someone or something

1. Lit. to remain suspended over someone or something. The rescue helicopter hovered over the floating sailor. A huge blimp hovered over the football stadium.
2. Fig. [for someone] to stay close to someone or something, waiting, ready to advise or interfere. Please don't hover over me, watching what I am doing. I have to hover over this project or someone will mess it up.
See also: hover, over
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Next-door neighbors Sean Clemmons and Mohammad Khan, both 13, recently won a nationwide science-fair contest by designing and building a working model of a hydrogen-powered blimp that could hover over the surface of Mars and collect scientific data.
Hemispherical lamps hover over tables whose generic salt and pepper dispensers could date from the '40s or from today, and the menu--in an unreadable script--furnishes no further clues about where (or when) you are.
The LSO says 'clear to cross' and the pilot moves the jet sideways to a hover over the designated spot.