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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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Without a hover mattress the transfer can sometimes cause discomfort to patients, so this is an extremely valuable asset to the team.
The hover board was tested at Lexus' Catalonina skate park, which is made out of wood painted like cement with an embedded magnetic track that was covered with plaster.
Hover Check Aerial Productions offers the Gulf Coast high quality aerial photography and videography.
It stars Brett Cullen and Lesley Ann Warren and is produced by Erich Hover, whose father, played by Cullen, came down with Alzheimer's and is the basis of the movie.
Gleason announced, "Hover, hover, hover" over ICS to initiate the loss of tail-rotor drive emergency procedure.
The hummingbird, whose attack angle is very aggressive as it hovers to libate over flowers, creates a tornado-like vortex that prevents stalling.
Founded in 2009 by Darren Ascone, Sean HusVar and Sara Quinlan, Hover Networks has 10 employees and serves nearly 10,000 users in seven countries.
Unlike air bearing and older mag lev technologies, MFA hover engines can both levitate pods and provide significant thrust and control.
Hover believes that Paul Fletcher's Operation Premiership - the man who effectively replaced him - is responsible for the current mess.
You'll never see a submarine do that, Hover points out.
The LSO says 'clear to cross' and the pilot moves the jet sideways to a hover over the designated spot.
Nasdaq: CY) today announced support for hover detection for its capacitive touchscreen technology.
21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of Silicon Valley's most remarkable (and eagerly anticipated) feats of innovation, a small but passionate team has resolved the issues surrounding hover technology by using Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA (TM)) to transmit electromagnetic energy more efficiently than ever before possible.
Sustaining efficient hover is also difficult, and adding a high cruising speed is even more challenging," Newman added.
As soon as the user touches the screen, the hover interaction mode will get deactivated.