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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.
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.
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After further detective work, according to a post on the Reigate and Banstead Beat Facebook page, it was found that the silent light that was hovering above the bus station was in fact an aviation warning light on top of a crane, designed to warn low flying aircraft.
More often than not, your own kestrel sighting will have been hovering over a road as you drove by.
They are always found to be hovering around the flowers for nectar and pollen whenever they find any aphid colonies they come around and lay eggs.
"We're really interested in how hovering flight evolved," said Ingersoll.
In 1972, the Chronicle carried a report about a massive silvercoloured flying saucer "as big as five or six jumbo jets" according to one witness, hovering over Westerhope.
However, when holding the phone with just one hand and hovering over the screen with the thumb, only the essential controls are displayed.
I planted a smile on my face and took a deep breath as I listened to 'I like to wash everything at 30 degrees, which washing powder are you using, have you put too much in?' All whilst hovering over my shoulder!
Lentink and his colleagues mounted wings from museum specimens of Anna's hummingbirds to a spinning device, and monitored how air flowed around the wing as it beat in a pattern that mimicked hovering.
The drone, Salem said, had been hovering over the village on and off for the preceding ten days.
Washington, February 26 ( ANI ): Hovering hummingbirds produce two trails of vortices - one under each wing per stroke - that help generate the aerodynamic forces required for the bird to power and control its flight, according to researchers at the University of California.
The group has designed algorithms to program a robot called the Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.
With 62,000 people watching from the stadium below and an estimated global media audience of 1 billion, the AW139 flew across the London Skyline hovering over the 2012 Olympic Stadium before the cabin door opens and the Queen and James Bond jump out parachuting down to join the opening Ceremony.
Observing the flies for a few minutes will reveal the differences between them and wasps.As their name suggests they spend some of the time hovering close to flowers and generally have a less purposeful flight than wasps.The Americans call hover-flies 'flower flies' and flowers are all they are interested in.Wasps are hunters,finding aphids and other small insects to feed their grubs, hover-flies are just looking for a meal of pollen or honey.
Summary: KUWAIT CITY - UAE Energy Minister Mohammed bin Dha'en Al Hamili said on Saturday that there was still some oversupply in the global oil market and that he was not concerned with prices hovering above the $80 threshold.
UAE Oil Minister Mohammed Al Hamli said there was still some oversupply in the global oil market and that he was not concerned with prices hovering above the $80 threshold.