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v. dan·gled, dan·gling, dan·gles
To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro: Earrings dangled from her ears.
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.
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adj, danglier or dangliest
dangling; hanging down
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