Translation of "hover" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb uk us /ˈhɒv.ər/ US  /ˈhɑː.vɚ/

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to stay in one place in the air, usually by moving the wings quickly

A hawk hovered in the sky, waiting to swoop down on its prey. 一只老鹰在天空中盘旋,要伺机俯冲捕捉猎物。
I heard the noise of a helicopter hovering overhead. 我听到头顶上直升飞机盘旋的声音。

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to stand somewhere, especially near another person, eagerly or nervously waiting for their attention

A waiter hovered at the table, ready to take our order. 一名侍者守在桌子旁,等着我们点菜。
I could sense him behind me, hovering and building up the courage to ask me a question. 我能感觉到他在我身后犹豫徘徊,想鼓起勇气问我一个问题。

[ I + adv/prep ] to stay at or near a particular level

Inflation is hovering at 3%. 通货膨胀率在3%左右徘徊。

(Translation of “hover” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)