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ˈdæŋ gəldan·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangle, swing, dropverb

    hang freely

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

  2. dangleverb

    cause to dangle or hang freely

    "He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"

Wiktionary

  1. danglenoun

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

    Etymology: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Danish dingle.

  2. danglenoun

    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!

    Etymology: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Danish dingle.

  3. dangleverb

    to hang loosely with the ability to swing

    His feet would dangle in the water

    Etymology: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Danish dingle.

  4. dangleverb

    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.

    Etymology: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Danish dingle.

  5. dangleverb

    to hang or trail something loosely

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

    Etymology: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Danish dingle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dangleverb

    to hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion

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

  2. Dangleverb

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dangle

    dang′gl, v.t. to hang loosely or with a swinging motion: to follow any one about.—v.t. to make to dangle.—n. Dan′gler, one who dangles about others, esp. about women. [Scand., Dan. dangle, to dangle; cf. Ice. dingla, to swing; Sw. danka, to saunter.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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