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verb dangle pronunciation in British English /ˈdæŋɡ(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledangling
past tensedangled
past participledangled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if you dangle something, or if it dangles, it hangs or swings without anything stopping it
  2. 2
    [transitive] to offer someone something attractive as a way of persuading them to do something
    dangle something before/in front of someone:

    Other teams were dangling huge pay offers in front of him.



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