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Meaning of DANGLE

Pronunciation:  'danggul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to dangle or hang freely; "He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"
  2. [v]  hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
 

DANGLE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: drop, swing
 
 See Also: droop, hang, loll, suspend

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
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