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hover around (someone or something)

To position oneself near or around someone or something else; to linger near or around someone or something else. If you keep hovering around me like this, I'm going to put you to work setting the table!
See also: around, hover

hover between (something) and (something else)

1. Physically, to float or be suspended between two things. The plane hovered between the two runways before it got cleared to make a landing.
2. By extension, to struggle to decide between several options. If she's hovering between those two schools, well, she'll get a great education either way.
See also: and, between, hover

hover over (someone or something)

1. To float or be suspended over someone or something. The plane hovered over the runway before making a smooth landing.
2. To linger near or around someone or something, often when doing so is unwelcome. Dad, I can't get anything done with you hovering over me—quit it! Ugh, the boss has been hovering over me the whole time I've been working on this project.
See also: hover, over
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: around, hover

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.
See also: between, hover

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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HOVER said its computer vision and deep learning technology "turns smartphone photos into an accurate, interactive 3D property model that facilitates commerce at the kitchen table." As part of this process, the company said it has partners on its technology platform including The Home Depot, roof manufacturer GAF and Beacon, a building materials distributor.
Ischiodon scutellaris was second most abundant in proportion, when the weekly collected samples were compared month wise it was found that, in November there was least number of aphids as well as hover flies on brassica crop since the population of both groups is correlated while number increase significantly in February and March because of flowering season of brassica and presence of huge colonies of green aphids (Fig.
The researchers found that the bats and hummingbirds all exerted a similar amount of energy relative to their weight during these flights but that the hummingbirds, fruit bats and nectar bats all hovered in very different ways.
"The power of Hover's technology is in the great experience it creates for our customers when making a major investment in their home," notes Home Depot Home Services Senior Vice President Kelly Barrett.
Together with HOVER, GAF launched the GAF e360 mobile app to their contractor base, with thousands of contractors that are now active users of the platform.
"This would also help reduce accidents, as it will have auto detection in it.One of the differences between a hover and flying car would be the altitude.
Battery life of Hover Camera has also been kept under wraps at moment.
Sikorsky Innovations VP Chris Van Buiten said, "We think it's going to take groundbreaking changes in efficiency of rotor, engine and energy storage and delivery in order to hover continuously for a full day.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service issued the warning after attending a serious fire involving a hover board, a kind of self-balancing scooter, in Wyke, on Friday evening.
To minimize my movements, I elected to bring the R-22 to a hover over a marshy area beyond the parking lot, then hover over to a spot to land.
Sandra Milbourne, Rugby locality manager for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The trust would like to thank the Friends of St Cross for generously donating a hover mattress to our community nursing team in Rugby.
The dictionary definition of the verb hover is 'to linger close at hand in an uncertain manner' and yes that's spot on!
BARCELONA (CyHAN)- Toyota introduced long awaited Lexus hover board after a successful testing phase in Cubelles, Barcelona.