Translation of hover in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈhʌvər; ˈhɑː-; ˈhɒvə(r)/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (in air) [helicopter] sostenerse* en el aire ([ sin avanzar ]) mantenerse* inmóvil en el aire; [bird] cernerse* to hover over oabove sth/sb [hawk/threat] cernerse* sobre algo/algn
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (linger, be poised) rondar 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.3 (be undecided) dudar, vacilar, estar* indeciso

Phrasal verbs

hover about, hover around

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (linger) rondar, revolotear [colloquial/familiar] 1.1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (wait at) rondar

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