verb (used without object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
verb (used with object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
Origin of dangle
Examples from the Web for dangle
Dangle mere feet from one of these behemoths to feel very small indeed.It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small|Lonely Planet|December 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And, like it or not, those are exactly the types of players at whom the Yankees like to dangle money, yearly.New York Is Not Really the Best Place for the All-Star Game|Sarah Langs|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plenty of novels can dangle the facts well enough to merit our page-turning interest.Desperately Seeking Charm: Steven Amsterdam on an Elusive Quality|Steven Amsterdam|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Would the Park Avenue Armory string hundreds of Picassos or Rembrandts on wire and dangle them 45 feet in the air?
The leadership may have to dangle choice committee assignments to complete the steal, and engage in other kinds of horse-trading.
They were then tied upon poles of maguey, and set upright over the carcasses, so as to dangle and dance about in the wind.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
In a hot July it is not unpleasant to dangle one's feet in water during the sultry dark hours.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
He will dangle willingly enough at Orestes's heels for the sake of being near her—poor fool!Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
The other islands may be said to dangle from Luzon like the tail of a kite.The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912|James H. Blount
Phipps was abashed by his inability to cope with the tandem, which he was now wheeling, but Dangle was inclined to be quarrelsome.The Wheels of Chance|H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for dangle
Word Origin for dangle
Word Origin and History for dangle
1590s, probably from Scandinavian (cf. Danish dangle, Swedish dangla "to swing about," Norwegian dangla), perhaps via North Frisian dangeln. Related: Dangled; dangling.