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hover
American English: /ˈhəvər/
British English: /ˈhɒvə/

Translation of hover in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (in air)
    (helicopter)
    sostenerse en el aire (sin avanzar)
    mantenerse inmóvil en el aire
    (bird)
    cernerse
    to hover over or above something/somebody
    (hawk/threat)
    cernerse sobre algo/alguien
    Example sentences
    • Overhead, a helicopter hovers at such a low height that it only just clears the occasional overpass bridges that appear.
    • Sumner compared it to the difference between a helicopter passing overhead or hovering.
    • Overhead 10 helicopters hovered, cameramen and photographers ready to shoot the action.
    Example sentences
    • With fuel prices hovering near record high levels, can any carrier turn a profit?
    • The CDC reported deaths as a whole from influenza hovering near epidemic levels.
    • Gas prices continue to hover near record levels, but if you think you're paying too much at the pump that may be the least of your worries.
  • 2 (linger, be poised) the temperature hovered around 20°
    la temperatura rondaba los 20°
    her secretary was hovering at her elbow
    su secretario le andaba alrededor
    a smile/question hovered on her lips
    sus labios esbozaron una sonrisa/una pregunta
    they were hovering on the brink of disaster
    estaban casi al borde del desastre
    Example sentences
    • Leanne's hand hovered over a large, blue button on her console, preparing to press it.
    • The ice storm hovered over the Ontario and Quebec area until Jan. 14.
    • Thick, low clouds hovered over Jay's house like fists ready to strike.
    Example sentences
    • So he hovered close and waited, and in the middle of the third week, his vigilance paid off.
    • As I stammered my way to buying a bag of apples, and my classmates donned other wacky guises, Ralph hovered close by to cast a critical eye and ear over our performances.
    • We hover close enough that I can see the matted clumps in the bear's shaggy, pale brown coat.

Phrasal verbs

hover about

hover around
1verb + adverb (linger)
revolotear [colloquial]
2verb + preposition + object (wait at)
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