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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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The trend is very much towards 'strength and security in numbers', so for Hovers Swarbrick the merger with another, larger, firm represents a logical step forward.
The merger of these two successful companies means that the Squirrel Group, incorporating Hovers Swarbrick will become one of the largest financial advisory groups in the Midlands.
Mobile phone manufacturers are looking for ways to differentiate their products, and features such as hover support and stylus recognition enable them to do just that," said Dhwani Vyas, vice president of the User Interface Business Unit at Cypress.
Cypress is currently working with lead customers on hover support for the TrueTouch touchscreen solution.
The precise meanings of the ocherbased practices remain unknown, Hovers notes.
Prehistoric artwork and other symbolic expressions commonly occurred in large populations that stayed for extended periods at resource-rich locations, Hovers says.
It was rock solid in the hover and very easy to land with great precision,'' Stone said at the time.
Lockheed Martin said on Sunday it tested its X-35B joint strike fighter - two vertical takeoffs and landings, with 35-second hovers - at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale.
The pebble appears to reflect the sophisticated, abstract encoding of a message," says Erella Hovers of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who directed excavation at the Urkan e-Rub IIa site where the engraved stone turned up.
Unlike the latter two objects, the Urkan pebble has no apparent use other than the presentation of its mysterious abstract design, Hovers says.
A glowing, miniaturized Capitol building hovers at the rear of the stage, symbolizing the tensions inherent in any political system pitched between order and liberty, duty and pleasure.
Rising quickly to a shrill pitch, where it hovers for most of the next 2-1/2 hours, it's more frenzied than sensual, more fussy than voluptuous.
In Treaty, 1991, an explosive field of concentric rings hovers over a pair of iconic figures, one white and one black, engaged in negotiating an agreement, a scene that alludes to the two hundred years of broken promises and genocide that has characterized the Aboriginal experience in colonial Australia.
The copter then hovers above a truck and electric cable is suspended between the two to transmit pictures.
PHOTO (1) Helitanker 43, a modified Sky Crane, hovers as it takes on water at the Van Nuys Airport.