verb (used without object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
verb (used with object), dan·gled, dan·gling.
Origin of dangle
Synonyms for dangle
Examples from the Web for dangling
Contemporary Examples of dangling
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.How the PC Police Threaten Free Speech
January 9, 2015
To the wannabe winners he gave business cards and fliers, dangling attractive security solutions for their would-be shops.Weed Cops Blaze New Trail
Valerie Vande Panne
March 4, 2014
The dragon, now dangling by a claw from the edge of the sand tray, is on the cusp of defeat.The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment
February 17, 2014
Who can forget Lindsey Vonn dangling from a Medevac helicopter after her 2013 season-ending crash?Skiing Prodigy Mikaela Shiffrin Looks Ahead to Sochi
December 1, 2013
But sitting in one of these colorful variants, dangling daringly on the wall, would be a challenge.15 Most Bonkers Chairs at Pop Art Design in London
October 23, 2013
Historical Examples of dangling
Joe appeared at the door, drying his hands on the dangling towel.The Bondboy
George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Up and up it still went, with poor Snoop dangling helplessly at the end of the swaying tail.The Bobbsey Twins
Laura Lee Hope
Dangling from a jagged piece of rock half way down the cliff, we found Polly Mathers's coat, torn and drabbled with mud.The Four Pools Mystery
In the crowding which ensued many men fell amongst the now dangling wires, some pushed through, and some could find no gap.History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)
Sir Frederick Maurice.
Its arms were dangling loosely; I heard one of its mailed hands clank against its sides.
Word Origin for dangle
1590s, probably from Scandinavian (cf. Danish dangle, Swedish dangla "to swing about," Norwegian dangla), perhaps via North Frisian dangeln. Related: Dangled; dangling.