Definitions for dangleˈdæŋ gəl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dangle, swing, drop(verb)

    hang freely

    "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"

  2. dangle(verb)

    cause to dangle or hang freely

    "He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"

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  1. dangle(Noun)

    An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.

  2. dangle(Noun)

    The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.

    That was a sick dangle for a great goal!

  3. dangle(Verb)

    to hang loosely with the ability to swing

    His feet would dangle in the water

  4. dangle(Verb)

    the action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie. Probably from It looks like he's dangling the puck on a string.

    He dangled around three players and the goalie to score.

  5. dangle(Verb)

    to hang or trail something loosely

    I like to sit on the edge and dangle my feet in the water.

  6. Origin: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Danish dingle.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Dangle(verb)

    to hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion

  2. Dangle(verb)

    to cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely; as, to dangle the feet

  3. Origin: [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.]

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  1. angled

  2. Glenda

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