dangle

  • 1 Dangle — Dan gle (d[a^][ng] g l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dangling}.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Dangle — may refer to: a Dangle (espionage) is an agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group. In ice hockey, a dangle is a variety of moves where a player dekes… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Dangle — Dan gle, v. t. To cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely; as, to dangle the feet. [1913 Webster] And the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 dangle — [daŋ′gəl] vi. dangled, dangling [< Scand, as in Dan dangle, Ice dingla, to dangle] 1. to hang loosely so as to swing back and forth [a long tail dangled from the kite] 2. to be a hanger on; follow (after) 3. to lack clear syntactic connection… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 dangle — 1590s, probably from Scandinavian (Cf. Dan. dangle, Swed. dangla to swing about, Norw. dangla), perhaps via N.Fris. dangeln. Related: Dangled; dangling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 dangle — suspend, *hang, sling Analogous words: oscillate, sway, pendulate, fluctuate (see SWING): *swing, wave …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 dangle — [v] suspend brandish, depend, droop, entice, flap, flaunt, flourish, hang, hang down, lure, sling, sway, swing, tantalize, tempt, trail, wave; concepts 153,190 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 dangle — ► VERB 1) hang so as to swing freely. 2) offer (an incentive) to someone. DERIVATIVES dangler noun dangly adjective. ORIGIN symbolic of something loose and hanging …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 dangle — v. 1) (d; intr.) to dangle from (his keys dangled from a chain) 2) (d; tr.) to dangle before, in front of (to dangle bait in front of smb.) * * * [ dæŋgl] in front of (to dangle bait in front of smb.) (d; tr.) to dangle before (d; intr.) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 dangle — UK [ˈdæŋɡ(ə)l] / US verb Word forms dangle : present tense I/you/we/they dangle he/she/it dangles present participle dangling past tense dangled past participle dangled 1) [intransitive/transitive] if you dangle something, or if it dangles, it… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 dangle — I. verb (dangled; dangling) Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish dangle to dangle Date: 1565 intransitive verb 1. to hang loosely and usually so as to be able to swing freely 2. to be a hanger on or a dependent 3. to occur… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 dangle — dangler, n. danglingly, adv. /dang geuhl/, v., dangled, dangling, n. v.i. 1. to hang loosely, esp. with a jerking or swaying motion: The rope dangled in the breeze. 2. to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention. 3. Gram.… …

    Universalium

  • 13 dangle — dan|gle [ˈdæŋgəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] to hang or swing loosely, or to make something do this dangle from ▪ A light bulb dangled from a wire in the ceiling. dangle sth in/over etc sth ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 dangle — dan•gle [[t]ˈdæŋ gəl[/t]] v. gled, gling, n. 1) to hang loosely, esp. with a swaying motion 2) to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention 3) to cause to dangle; hold or carry swaying loosely 4) to offer as an inducement… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 dangle — [c]/ˈdæŋgəl / (say dangguhl) verb (dangled, dangling) –verb (i) 1. to hang loosely with a swaying motion. 2. Colloquial to be hanged. 3. to hang about or follow a person, as if seeking favour. –verb (t) 4. to cause to dangle; hold or carry… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 dangle — 1. verb /dæŋ.ɡəl a) to hang loosely with the ability to swing His feet would dangle in the water b) the action of preforming a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie. Probably from It looks like hes dangling the puck …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 dangle — verb Dangle is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arm, ↑bag, ↑cigarette, ↑foot, ↑leg, ↑receiver, ↑wire Dangle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bait, ↑carrot …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 dangle — dan|gle [ dæŋgl ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive if you dangle something or if it dangles, it hangs or swings without anything stopping it: A single light bulb dangled from the ceiling. 2. ) transitive dangle something before/in front of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 dangle — verb 1 (I, T) to hang or swing loosely, or make something do this: a leather purse dangled from his belt | dangle sth: I dangled my feet in the clear blue water. 2 dangle sth in front of sb to offer something good to someone in order to persuade… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 dangle on — phr verb Dangle on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑string …

    Collocations dictionary


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