hover

verb
ADVERB
nearby
anxiously

He was hovering anxiously outside.

uncertainly

She hovered uncertainly near the front door.

menacingly

Black clouds were hovering menacingly on the horizon.

PREPOSITION
about (esp. BrE), around, behind, by, near

She couldn't bear him hovering around her.

PHRASES
hover in the background

Susan was hovering in the background, uncertain what to do.

hover in the doorway
Hover is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cloud, ↑hand, ↑hawk, ↑helicopter, ↑mist, ↑moon, ↑vulture

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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