Definition of 'dangle'

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Example sentences containing 'dangle'

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Growing up, there were always certain sartorial carrots dangled in front of me for certain birthdays. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pilots had begun learning how to parachute with life rafts dangling between their legs. Giles Whittell Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)The ribbons which usually tied it at the back were dangling at the front. Diana Wynne Jones CHARMED LIFE (1977)But that was then and now slivers of hope dangle by threads. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Live wires left dangling from the ceiling could harm far more than your pride. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One resident saw two legs dangling out and called the police but the thief got away. The Sun (2016)That is some carrot to dangle in front of them. The Sun (2009)He was left dangling for four minutes and suffered a brain injury. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Politicians regularly dangle in front of voters the idea of adding another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Kick off your shoes and dangle your legs off the quayside. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He dropped a couple of euros in the felt hat that dangled from the front. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She dragged out the swing and hung it on chains that dangled from the ceiling of the porch. Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)Many more results like this and it might not be dangled in front of him for too long. The Sun (2009)The ride came to a halt and those on board were left dangling hundreds of feet in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's a light fitting dangling from the ceiling. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Chances of people dangling from ceiling Low. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was left dangling from a cliff face for three hours before the ropes gave way just as rescuers were preparing to reach him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A mangled foot dangled from a sliver of skin. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This allows me, just about, to reach a dangling foot with one hand and attempt to feed on one trouser leg. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The penniless stand at the sea wall, dangling hooks into the surf, and stare out at the oil tankers queuing up in the bay. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'dangle'

British English: dangle VERB
If something dangles from somewhere or if you dangle it somewhere, it hangs or swings loosely.
A gold bracelet dangled from his left wrist.


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