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Waffle vs. Hover

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Wafflenoun

(countable) A flat pastry pressed with a grid pattern.

‘The brunch was waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.’;

Hoververb

(intransitive) To float in the air.

‘The hummingbird hovered by the plant.’;

Wafflenoun

A potato waffle, a savoury flat potato cake with the same kind of grid pattern.

Hoververb

(intransitive) To linger in one place.

‘The strange man hovered outside the gents.’;

Wafflenoun

(uncountable) Speech or writing that is vague, pretentious or evasive.

‘This interesting point seems to get lost a little within a lot of self-important waffle.’;

Hoververb

(intransitive) To waver, or be uncertain.

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

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Waffleverb

To smash.

Hoververb

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

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

Waffleverb

To move in a side-to-side motion and descend (lose altitude) before landing. Cf wiffle, whiffle.

‘The geese waffled as they approached the water.’;

Hovernoun

The act of hovering

Waffleverb

To speak or write vaguely and evasively.

Hovernoun

A cover; a shelter; a protection.

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Waffleverb

To speak or write at length without any clear point or aim.

Hovernoun

A cover; a shelter; a protection.

Waffleverb

To vacillate.

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.’;

Waffleverb

(transitive) To rotate (one's hand) back and forth in a gesture of vacillation or ambivalence.

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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Wafflenoun

A thin cake baked and then rolled; a wafer.

Hoververb

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

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

Wafflenoun

A soft indented cake cooked in a waffle iron.

Hoververb

move to and fro;

‘The shy student lingered in the corner’;

Wafflenoun

pancake batter baked in a waffle iron

Hoververb

hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

Waffleverb

pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness;

‘Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures’;

Hoververb

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

‘The guru claimed that he could levitate’;

Waffleverb

speak or write at length in a vague or trivial manner

‘he waffled on about his problems’;

Hoververb

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

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

Waffleverb

fail to make up one's mind

‘Joseph had been waffling over where to go’;

Hoververb

remain in one place in the air

‘Army helicopters hovered overhead’;

Wafflenoun

lengthy but vague or trivial talk or writing

‘we've edited out some of the waffle’;

Hoververb

remain poised uncertainly in one place or between two states

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

Wafflenoun

a failure to make up one's mind

‘his waffle on abortion’;

Hoververb

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

‘she hovered anxiously in the background’;

Wafflenoun

a small crisp batter cake, baked in a waffle iron and eaten hot with butter or syrup.

Hoververb

remain at or near a particular level

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

Waffleadjective

denoting a style of fine honeycomb weaving or a fabric woven to give a honeycomb effect.

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’;

Waffle

A waffle is a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape, and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used.

Hovernoun

an act of remaining in the air in one place

‘keep the model in a stable hover’;

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