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Definition 1: hang in the air; fly or be suspended above - [verb of motion]

(hover is a kind of ...) travel through the air; be airborne

"Man cannot fly"

(... is a kind of hover ) be motionless, in suspension

"The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"

Definition 2: be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity - [verb of motion]

Samples where hover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The guru claimed that he could levitate

Synonyms for hover in the sense of this definition

(hover implies ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

(hover has a similar meaning as ...) cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity

"The magician levitated the woman"

Definition 3: be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action - [verb of stative]

Samples where hover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement

Synonyms for hover in the sense of this definition

(hover is a kind of ...) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

(... is a kind of hover ) be uncertain and vague

Definition 4: move to and fro - [verb of stative]

Samples where hover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The shy student lingered in the corner

Synonyms for hover in the sense of this definition

(hover is a kind of ...) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

"Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

Definition 5: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing - [verb of stative]

Samples where hover or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrible vision brooded over her all day long

Synonyms for hover in the sense of this definition

(hover is a kind of ...) be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive

"This worry hangs on my mind" "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"

(... is a kind of hover ) be greater in significance than

"the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

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