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Hoover vs. Hover

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Hoovernoun

A vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

Hoververb

(intransitive) To float in the air.

‘The hummingbird hovered by the plant.’;

Hooververb

To clean (a room, etc.) with a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

‘I need to hoover this room.’;

Hoververb

(intransitive) To linger in one place.

‘The strange man hovered outside the gents.’;

Hooververb

To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

‘My husband is upstairs, hoovering.’;

Hoververb

(intransitive) To waver, or be uncertain.

‘Filling in the voting form, I hovered between Labour and Liberal Democrat.’;

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Hooververb

(transitive) To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner.

Hoververb

To place the cursor over a hyperlink or icon without clicking.

‘A tooltip appears when you hover over this link.’;

Hoovernoun

a kind of vacuum cleaner.

Hovernoun

The act of hovering

Hooververb

to clean with a vacuum cleaner.

Hovernoun

A cover; a shelter; a protection.

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Hoovernoun

United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)

Hovernoun

A cover; a shelter; a protection.

Hoovernoun

United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)

Hoververb

To hang fluttering in the air, or on the wing; to remain in flight or floating about or over a place or object; to be suspended in the air above something.

‘Great flights of birds are hovering about the bridge, and settling on it.’; ‘A hovering mist came swimming o'er his sight.’;

Hoovernoun

31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for re-election by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)

Hoververb

To hang about; to move to and fro near a place, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely.

‘Agricola having sent his navy to hover on the coast.’; ‘Hovering o'er the paper with her quill.’;

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Hoovernoun

a kind of vacuum cleaner

Hoververb

be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action;

‘He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement’;

Hooververb

clean with a vacuum cleaner;

‘vacuum the carpets’;

Hoververb

move to and fro;

‘The shy student lingered in the corner’;

Hoovernoun

a vacuum cleaner, properly one made by the Hoover company.

Hoververb

hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

Hoovernoun

a US city in north central Alabama, south of Birmingham; population 71,020 (est. 2008).

Hoververb

be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity;

‘The guru claimed that he could levitate’;

Hooververb

clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner

‘he was hoovering the stairs’;

Hoververb

hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;

‘The terrible vision brooded over her all day long’;

Hooververb

suck something up with or as if with a vacuum cleaner

‘hoover up all the dust’;

Hoververb

remain in one place in the air

‘Army helicopters hovered overhead’;

Hooververb

consume something quickly and eagerly

‘he hoovered up three slices of cake’;

Hoververb

remain poised uncertainly in one place or between two states

‘her hand hovered over the console’; ‘his expression hovered between cynicism and puzzlement’;

Hoververb

linger close at hand, especially in a hesitant or uncertain manner

‘she hovered anxiously in the background’;

Hoververb

remain at or near a particular level

‘inflation will hover around the 4 per cent mark’;

Hoververb

use a mouse or other device to position the cursor over a particular area of a computer screen so as to cause a program to respond (typically by displaying additional information or options), without clicking a button on the device

‘you can hover your cursor over any button to see an explanation’; ‘if you hover over the video, it will play a preview with sound’;

Hovernoun

an act of remaining in the air in one place

‘keep the model in a stable hover’;

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