Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hover

5 senses of hover

Sense 1
hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate -- (be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement")
       => hesitate, waver, waffle -- (pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures")

Sense 2
hover, linger -- (move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner")
       => hesitate, waver, waffle -- (pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures")

Sense 3
hover -- (hang in the air; fly or be suspended above)
       => fly, wing -- (travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly")

Sense 4
levitate, hover -- (be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; "The guru claimed that he could levitate")

Sense 5
brood, hover, loom, bulk large -- (hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long")
       => hang -- (be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her")

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