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dangle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  He'd  rather  on  a  gibbet  dangle  Than  miss  his  dear 
  delight,  to  wrangle.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  her  lifted  hand  Dangled  a  length  of  ribbon. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  dangle  about}  or  {after},  to  hang  upon  importunately;  to 
  court  the  favor  of  to  beset. 
 
  The  Presbyterians,  and  other  fanatics  that  dangle 
  after  them  are  well  inclined  to  pull  down  the 
  present  establishment.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dangle  \Dan"gle\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  dangle;  to  swing,  as  something  suspended  loosely; 
  as  to  dangle  the  feet. 
 
  And  the  bridegroom  stood  dangling  his  bonnet  and  plume. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dangle 
  v  1:  hang  freely;  "the  ornaments  dangled  from  the  tree";  "The 
  light  dropped  from  the  ceiling"  [syn:  {swing},  {drop}] 
  2:  cause  to  dangle  or  hang  freely;  "He  dangled  the  ornaments 
  from  the  Christmas  tree" 




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