Etymology
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dangle (v.)

1590s, intransitive, "hang loosely, be suspended so as to sway in the wind," probably from Scandinavian (compare Danish dangle, Swedish dangla "to swing about," Norwegian dangla), perhaps via North Frisian dangeln. Transitive sense of "carry suspended so as to swing or sway" is from 1610s. Related: Dangled; dangling.

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Definitions of dangle

dangle (v.)
hang freely;
the ornaments dangled from the tree
Synonyms: swing / drop
dangle (v.)
cause to dangle or hang freely;
He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree
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