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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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References in classic literature ?
The child led me on board the vessel and paused again, hovering over me in the smoky air.
This means that pods equipped with MFA hover engines can be positioned simply by gently pushing them while they are hovering frictionless on a conductive surface, or they can be driven in and out of the Hyperloop under their own power.
Someone hovering behind me gives me an uncontrollable urge to run and run as fast as I can to prevent my mouth from blurting out something I know I will live to regret later.
feature=player_embedded&v=XG76xkW5adI) cigar-shaped huge UFO was spotted hovering on 6 March 2014.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the certification of its Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System (OPLSTM) which will help enhance safety during hovering flight whilst conducting SAR and emergency medical service (EMS) missions.
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.
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.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that top-heavy structures are more likely to maintain their balance while hovering in the air than are those that bear a lower center of gravity.
As their name suggests they spend some of the time hovering close to flowers and generally have a less purposeful flight than wasps.
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.
TOKYO - Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower Friday as profit-taking on recent gains weighed on the market, with the Nikkei index hovering around the key 10,000 mark amid a lack of fresh incentives.
helicopters have been hovering over Falluja City since the early hours of this morning, eyewitnesses said on Monday.
At first I thought it was the police helicopter with its searchlight on as it appeared to be hovering but as it came closer I realised it was like a large orange ball and appeared to be dripping molten fire.
ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2009 (Balochistan Times): UAVs were seen hovering in the night between Thursday and Friday over the Margallah Hills.
ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2009 (Frontier Star): UAVs were seen hovering in the night between Thursday and Friday over the Margallah Hills.