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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language


1 [intransitive and transitive] to hang or swing loosely, or to make something do this
dangle from
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.
2 [transitive] 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.

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