Dangle meaning

dăng'gəl
To be a hanger-on; follow (after)
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To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro.

Earrings dangled from her ears.

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To cause to hang loosely or swing.

Dangled my feet in the water.

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To offer as an inducement or an enticement.

Dangled the prospect of a promotion in exchange for his testimony.

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To hang loosely so as to swing back and forth.

A long tail dangled from the kite.

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To refer to an implied, rather than stated, word in the sentence in which it occurs.
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To hold (something) so that it hangs and swings loosely.

The child dangled the doll by its arm.

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To offer in a tempting or teasing way as an inducement.
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(intransitive) To hang loosely with the ability to swing.

His feet would dangle in the water.

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(intransitive, slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie; perhaps because of the resemblance to dangling the puck on a string.

He dangled around three players and the goalie to score.

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To hang or trail something loosely.

I like to sit on the edge and dangle my feet in the water.

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An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.
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(slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.

That was a sick dangle for a great goal!

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A dangling ornament or decoration.
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Origin of dangle

Perhaps from Danish dangle or Swedish dangla