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English definition of “hover”

hover

verb [I]     /ˈhɒvər/
IN AIR to stay up in the air but without moving anywhere : A helicopter hovered overhead .Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
WAIT If you hover, you stand and wait near someone or something: A waiter hovered at the table ready to take our order .WaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of hover verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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