Definitions for dangleˈdæŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dan•gleˈdæŋ gəl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.i.)to hang loosely, esp. with a swaying motion.

  2. to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention.

  3. (v.t.)to cause to dangle; hold or carry swaying loosely.

  4. to offer as an inducement.

  5. (n.)the act of dangling.

  6. something that dangles.

Idioms for dangle:

  1. keep someone dangling,to keep someone in a state of uncertainty.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of dangle:

1580–90; expressive word akin to Norw, Sw dangla, Dan dangle dangle


Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dangle(verb)ˈdæŋ gəl

    hang loosely down

    a rope dangling from the tree; I dangled the toy in front of the kitten.


  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 Dictionary

  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

Anagrams of dangle

  1. angled

  2. Glenda

Translations for dangle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to (cause to) hang loosely

She dangled her scarf out of the car window.

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