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dan·gle

 (dăng′gəl)
v. dan·gled, dan·gling, dan·gles
v.intr.
To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro: Earrings dangled from her ears.
v.tr.
1. To cause to hang loosely or swing: dangled my feet in the water.
2. To offer as an inducement or an enticement: dangled the prospect of a promotion in exchange for his testimony.

[Perhaps from Danish dangle or Swedish dangla.]

dan′gler n.
dan′gly adj.

dangle

(ˈdæŋɡəl)
vb
1. to hang or cause to hang freely: his legs dangled over the wall.
2. (tr) to display as an enticement: the hope of a legacy was dangled before her.
n
the act of dangling or something that dangles
[C16: perhaps from Danish dangle, probably of imitative origin]
ˈdangler n
ˈdanglingly adv

dan•gle

(ˈdæŋ gəl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
1. to hang loosely, esp. with a swaying motion.
2. to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention.
v.t.
3. to cause to dangle; hold or carry swaying loosely.
4. to offer as an inducement.
n.
5. the act of dangling.
6. something that dangles.
Idioms:
keep someone dangling, to keep someone in a state of uncertainty.
[1580–90; expressive word akin to Norwegian, Swedish dangla, Dan dangle dangle]
dan′gler, n.

dangle


Past participle: dangled
Gerund: dangling

Imperative
dangle
dangle
Present
I dangle
you dangle
he/she/it dangles
we dangle
you dangle
they dangle
Preterite
I dangled
you dangled
he/she/it dangled
we dangled
you dangled
they dangled
Present Continuous
I am dangling
you are dangling
he/she/it is dangling
we are dangling
you are dangling
they are dangling
Present Perfect
I have dangled
you have dangled
he/she/it has dangled
we have dangled
you have dangled
they have dangled
Past Continuous
I was dangling
you were dangling
he/she/it was dangling
we were dangling
you were dangling
they were dangling
Past Perfect
I had dangled
you had dangled
he/she/it had dangled
we had dangled
you had dangled
they had dangled
Future
I will dangle
you will dangle
he/she/it will dangle
we will dangle
you will dangle
they will dangle
Future Perfect
I will have dangled
you will have dangled
he/she/it will have dangled
we will have dangled
you will have dangled
they will have dangled
Future Continuous
I will be dangling
you will be dangling
he/she/it will be dangling
we will be dangling
you will be dangling
they will be dangling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dangling
you have been dangling
he/she/it has been dangling
we have been dangling
you have been dangling
they have been dangling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dangling
you will have been dangling
he/she/it will have been dangling
we will have been dangling
you will have been dangling
they will have been dangling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dangling
you had been dangling
he/she/it had been dangling
we had been dangling
you had been dangling
they had been dangling
Conditional
I would dangle
you would dangle
he/she/it would dangle
we would dangle
you would dangle
they would dangle
Past Conditional
I would have dangled
you would have dangled
he/she/it would have dangled
we would have dangled
you would have dangled
they would have dangled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dangle - hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
loll, droop - hang loosely or laxly; "His tongue lolled"
2.dangle - cause to dangle or hang freely; "He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"
suspend - hang freely; "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"

dangle

verb
1. hang, swing, trail, sway, flap, hang down, depend A gold bracelet dangled from his left wrist.
2. wave, swing, flap, wiggle, jiggle, joggle He dangled the keys in front of her face.
3. offer, flourish, brandish, flaunt, tempt someone with, lure someone with, entice someone with, tantalize someone with They dangled rich rewards before me.

dangle

verb
To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below:
Translations
يَتَدَلّى
vlát
dingle med
lóbál
láta hanga, dangla
karotimaskatuoti
šūpotšūpoties
salla mak

dangle

[ˈdæŋgl]
A. VT
1. [+ arm, leg] → colgar; [+ object on string etc] → dejar colgado
2. (fig) [+ tempting offer] to dangle sth in front of or before sbtentar a algn con algo
B. VIcolgar, pender
to keep sb dangling (fig) → tener a algn pendiente

dangle

[ˈdæŋgəl]
vt
[+ object] → faire balancer
Charlie dangled the keys in front of me → Charlie fit balancer les clés devant moi.
We sat on the edge and dangled our legs in the pool
BUT Nous nous sommes assis sur le bord et avons trempé les jambes dans la piscine.
They were sitting dangling their legs in the water → Ils étaient assis, trempant les jambes dans l'eau.
(fig) [+ prospect, inducement] → faire miroiter
to dangle a carrot in front of sb (fig)tendre la carotte à qn
vi [hands, feet, legs] → pendre
He sat on the wall, his legs dangling → Il était assis sur le mur, les jambes pendantes.
to dangle from sth [earrings, keys] → pendre de qch

dangle

vtbaumeln lassen; to dangle something in front of or before somebody (fig)jdm etw verlockend in Aussicht stellen
vibaumeln

dangle

[ˈdæŋgl]
1. vt (arm, leg) → (far) dondolare; (object on string) → far oscillare (fig) (tempting offer) to dangle sth in front of sballettare qn con qc
2. vipendere, penzolare
with one's legs dangling → con le gambe penzoloni

dangle

(ˈdӕŋgl) verb
to (cause to) hang loosely. She dangled her scarf out of the car window.
References in classic literature ?
After breakfast the king he took a seat on the corner of the raft, and pulled off his boots and rolled up his britches, and let his legs dangle in the water, so as to be comfortable, and lit his pipe, and went to getting his Romeo and Juliet by heart.
There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; there were bunches of grapes, made, in the shopkeepers' benevolence to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people's mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squab and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons, and, in the great compactness of their juicy persons, urgently entreating and beseeching to be carried home in paper bags and eaten after dinner.
The youth saw with surprise that the soldier had two wounds, one in the head, bound with a blood-soaked rag, and the other in the arm, making that member dangle like a broken bough.
When they arrived Grimaud went carelessly and sat down by a loophole in the wall, letting his legs dangle outside.
The huge and unmeaning glass chandeliers, prism-cut, gas-lighted, and without shade, which dangle in our most fashionable drawing-rooms, may be cited as the quintessence of all that is false in taste or preposterous in folly.
What she wished was to dangle it before my eyes and put a prohibitive price on it.
Caddy untied the strings of her bonnet, took her bonnet off, and letting it dangle on the floor by the strings, and crying heartily, said, "Ma, I am engaged.
They dangle not down like spindles, but hang stiff and bend at the elbow.
Then he sat down on the wicker edge opposite to Bert, and put one leg over to dangle outside.
He had fastened one end of the strap to a wheel of the buggy, and now he let the line dangle over the side of the house.
Wilcox one of the unsatisfactory people--there are many of them--who dangle intimacy and then withdraw it?
The whole is lighted by a skylight, but it is fast closed; and from the roof there dangle, limp and drooping, two useless windsails.