|Origin:||Probably from a Scandinavian language|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to hang or swing loosely, or to make something do this
A light bulb dangled from a wire in the ceiling.
dangle something in/over etc something
I dangled my feet in the clear blue water.
to offer something good to someone, in order to persuade them to do something
dangle something in front of somebody/before somebody
A good pay package and a company car were dangled in front of her.