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dangle

dan·gle

dangle

 
 
pronunciation:
daeng gl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dangled, dangles, dangling
definition: to hang loosely, esp. with a swinging motion.
The baby's legs dangled from the chair.A pendant dangled on the gold chain.I don't like earrings that dangle.
synonyms:
hang, loll
similar words:
droop, swing, wave
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to let hang or swing loosely; cause to dangle.
She dangled the key from a string.
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synonyms:
loll
similar words:
hang, swing
definition 2: to offer or seem to offer (something desirable) so as to tempt or motivate.
She dangled the strip of bacon under the dog's nose.My boss dangled the prospect of a promotion in front of me.
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derivations: danglingly (adv.), dangler (n.)