Definition of 'hover'
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Despite its global popularity, mixed martial arts still hovers on the fringes of sport here. The Sun (2016)Meanwhile, the mother eagle hovers ominously above. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said it had been hovering above his sunbathing teenage daughter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They just hover around not giving a f*** about anything. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It reaches you through the glass swimming pool hovering off to one side above you. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His publicist and a couple of assistants are hovering in the background. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The temperature hovered between boiling and baking. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Deep pink lotus flowers seemed to hover above a silken surface. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)Always hovering in the background is the subject of men. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Often the atmosphere is filled with the persistent and noisy chopping of an army helicopter hovering above some potential trouble spot. A Channel of Peace (1993)Messages and photos hover above heads. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Behold, the giant inflatable flying saucer that hovers in the air! Times, Sunday Times (2015)Today both men hover around their fifth decade, but neither quite looks it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The chairman is still hovering, nervously. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Elsewhere across the country, temperatures hovered around freezing for most of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are very noticeable as they hover or drift around in a sleepy, sluggish way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her teenage daughter hovers in the background, and gives her a hug. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I want to feel the place without you hovering around interpreting things for me. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I looked at it and it was as if my pen was still hovering above the page. The Sun (2016)This is a potentially catastrophic thing to do to a helicopter, let alone one hovering over a crowded boat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And just five points from their last five Championship games has left them hovering two places above the drop zone. The Sun (2013)AFC have lost four of their last six in the league and hover one point above the drop zone. The Sun (2012)By midday, the temperature hovers about 25 degrees. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'hover'
British English: hover VERB
To hover means to stay in the same position in the air without moving forwards or backwards.
Beautiful butterflies hovered above the wild flowers.
Definition of hover from the Collins English Dictionary
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