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Of or being a modifier, especially a participle or participial phrase, that grammatically modifies the subject of its sentence but semantically modifies another element of the sentence or an unstated referent, as approaching Dallas in the sentence Approaching Dallas, the skyline came into view. See Usage Note at participle.
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|Noun||1.||dangling - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"|
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adjective hanging, swinging, loose, trailing, swaying, disconnected, drooping, unconnected the telegraph pole with its dangling wires
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