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English verb: hover

1. hover (stative) be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action


SamplesHe oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement.


Synonymsoscillate, vacillate, vibrate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)hesitate, waffle, waver


Narrower (hyponym)shillyshally

2. hover (stative) move to and fro


SamplesThe shy student lingered in the corner.


Synonymslinger


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hesitate, waffle, waver

3. hover (motion) hang in the air; fly or be suspended above


ExamplesSome big birds hover in the tree, There hover some big birds in the tree


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)fly, wing


Narrower (hyponym)poise

4. hover (motion) be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity


SamplesThe guru claimed that he could levitate.


Synonymslevitate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Entailarise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise


Verb grouplevitate

5. hover (stative) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing


SamplesThe terrible vision brooded over her all day long.


ExamplesSome big birds hover in the tree, There hover some big birds in the tree


Synonymsbrood, bulk large, loom


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)hang


Narrower (hyponym)dominate, eclipse, overshadow









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