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hover

1. verb remain in air2. verb remain in position3. verb linger hesitantly4. verb remain around level5. noun act of hovering
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1 verb remain in air INTRANSITIVEfaoileáil verb  c m ubheith ar foluaina hawk was hovering low bhí seabhac ag faoileáil go hísealtwo helicopters hovered overhead bhí dhá héileacaptar ar foluain os ár gcionndark clouds hovered above the mountain bhí scamaill dhorcha os cionn an tsléibhe in airde 2 verb remain in position INTRANSITIVEshe let her finger hover above the button for a second choinnigh sí a méar os cionn an chnaipe ar feadh meandairwhen the mouse hovers over the icon nuair a bhíonn an luchóg os cionn an deilbhín
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3 verb linger hesitantly INTRANSITIVEbheith ag guairdeall thartbheith ag crochadh tharta waiter hovered nearby bhí freastalaí ag guairdeall thart in aice láimhesome people were hovering outside the gates bhí roinnt daoine ag crochadh thart lasmuigh de na geataía smile hovered on her lips bhí meangadh beag gáire ar a béal 4 verb remain around level INTRANSITIVEthe temperature hovered around freezing point bhí an teocht thart ar an reophointeshe hovered between life and death bhí sí idir beatha agus bás 5 noun act of hoveringhe held it in a hover above the boat choinnigh sé ar foluain os cionn an bháid é, d'ainligh sé os cionn an bháid é
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to hover on the brink of sth

(also

to hover on the edge of sth

, to hover on the verge of sth

) she was hovering on the edge of having a nervous breakdown bhí sí ar tí cliseadh néarógach a bheith aicihe hovered on the brink of death bhí sé i mbéal an bháis, bhí sé ag comhrá leis an mbás