hover [{{t}}'hɒvə(r)]
1 intransitive verb
(a) (in air → smoke) stagner; (→ balloon, scent) flotter; (→ insects) voltiger; (→ helicopter, hummingbird) faire du surplace;
bees hovered around the roses des abeilles voltigeaient autour des roses
(b) (linger → person) rôder; (→ smile) flotter; (→ danger) planer;
a waitress was hovering near our table une serveuse tournait autour de notre table;
I don't like him hovering over me je n'aime pas qu'il soit sur mon dos;
it's no use hovering over the phone like that ce n'est pas la peine de guetter la sonnerie du téléphone comme ça;
she was hovering between life and death elle restait suspendue entre la vie et la mort;
don't just hover in the background ne reste pas dans ton coin
(c) (hesitate) hésiter;
his finger hovered over the button son doigt hésita à appuyer sur le bouton;
I'm hovering between the two possible options j'hésite entre les deux options possibles;
he seemed to be hovering on the brink of saying something il semblait hésiter à dire quelque chose
2 noun
aéroglisseur m
hover around
1 inseparable transitive verb
(move about near) to hover around sb errer ou rôder autour de qn;
prices are hovering around the £3.50 mark les prix oscillent autour de 3 livres 50
2 intransitive verb
(move about nearby) tourner

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