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hover (verb) stay about a place.

When you hover about a place, you stay about the place nervously or with the uncertainty whether to go or to stay there. When a bird, insect or a helicopter hovers about a place, it stays flying about the place without moving away. Waiting at a place shyly or nervously is hovering.

  • The lonely adventurer lying injured on the sands of the desert was frightened to notice vultures hovering above him, waiting to prey on him.
  • Henry hovered at the door of the office uncertain whether to stay or leave as he was not clear about what the boss had said to him.
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