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hover around (someone or something)

to hang or wait around someone or something. The mugger hovered around the side door to the theater, waiting for a victim. The birds hovered around the bird feeder.
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hover between something (and something else)

 
1. Lit. to float or hang between things. The helicopter hovered between the buildings and lowered a rescue chair. The hummingbird hovered between the blossoms, sipping from one and then the other.
2. Fig. to waver between choosing one thing and another. I hovered between chocolate and vanilla. Uncle Jed hovered between life and death for days.
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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.
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We are going to try to apply the hummingbird's wing aspect ratio to drones because if they can hover like the animal, they could even be used to help with disaster relief or hover near buildings," he said.
Sustaining efficient hover is also difficult, and adding a high cruising speed is even more challenging," Newman added.
As envisioned by Ed Lu and Stan Love of NASA'S Johnson Space Center in Houston, the gravitational tractor would hover some tens of meters from a spinning asteroid.
Jonathan Hovers, director of Hovers Swarbrick, said: 'Any changes will be relatively seamless as far as our clients are concerned.
When comparing my competitive Regional and National Brokerage entities vacancy rate reports with our subscription to listing services and available data, both counties hover between a 14 percent and 17.
During the initial flights, the two-pilot test crew conducted several runway landing patterns and put the aircraft into a hover to test its rotor track and balance.
Demonstrate precision hover flight within a virtual two-meter diameter sphere for one minute.
In the August-October Current Anthropology, Hovers and her coworkers propose that, more than 90,000 years ago, lumps of ocher from nearby sources were brought to the cave, carefully heated in hearths to yield specific hues of red, and used with the shells in possibly symbolic activities related to burying the dead.
Late last month, the aircraft completed 17 vertical takeoffs, hovers and vertical landings at the Lockheed Martin plant in Palmdale.
The diagridded laminated timber roof hovers over the whole space, seemingly almost floating on the very slender tubular steel columns.
At completion of the approach the helicopter hovers, pointed into the wind, approximately 300 feet short and to the left of target.
A corresponding circle on the screen changes size to demonstrate how the application detects the user's finger as it hovers above the screen.
On Sunday, Lockheed Martin said its X-35B made two vertical takeoffs and landings, with 35-second hovers, at U.
This central, photorealist passage of the painting hovers above the picture plane like a migraine aura (as opposed to the high-art sort, though the Benjaminian notion hovers around here too).
The pebble appears to reflect the sophisticated, abstract encoding of a message," says Erella Hovers of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who directed excavation at the Urkan e-Rub IIa site where the engraved stone turned up.