hover over

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.
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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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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.