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hover

hov·er

hover

 
 
pronunciation:
huh vr
part of speech: verb
inflections: hovered, hovering, hovers
definition 1: to stay hanging in the air, often by quick flapping or spinning.
The helicopter hovered overhead.
 
similar words:
drift, float, flutter, hang
definition 2: to stay very near and watch closely.
He hovers over his children for fear they will get lost.
similar words:
baby, protect
derivations: hoveringly (adv.), hoverer (n.)