Dan"gle (?), 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 aboutafter, 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.


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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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