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English definition of “hover”


verb [I]    /ˈhʌv·ər, ˈhɑv-/
to stay in the air in one place : A helicopter hovered overhead . A person who hovers stands near someone, waiting for attention : She hovered outside her boss’s door .
(Definition of hover verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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