dan|gle

dan|gle
dan|gle «DANG guhl», verb, -gled, -gling, noun.
–v.i.
1. to hang and swing loosely: »

The curtain cord dangles. Figurative. Some choppy editing abruptly disposes of whole characters, leaving several plot lines dangling (Eugene Archer).

SYNONYM(S): flap, oscillate.
2. Figurative. to wait around; hang about; follow: »

The pretty girl had several boys dangling after her.

–v.t.
1. to hold or carry (a thing) so that it swings loosely: »

The cat played with the string I dangled in front of it. The nurse dangled the toys in front of the baby.

2. to cause to dangle.
3. Figurative. to keep (a hope or anticipation) hanging uncertainly before one: »

He [the President] dangled before the country the prospect of budget cuts (New York Times).

–n.
1. the act of dangling.
2. something that dangles.
[probably < Scandinavian (compare Danish dangla)]
dan´gler, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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