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 for dangle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dangle \Dan"gle\ (d[a^][ng]"g'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dangled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Dangling.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw.
     dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E.
     To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion.
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           He'd rather on a gibbet dangle
           Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle.  --Hudibras.
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           From her lifted hand
           Dangled a length of ribbon.              --Tennyson.
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     To dangle about or To dangle after, to hang upon
        importunately; to court the favor of; to beset.
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              The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle
              after them,
              are well inclined to pull down the present
              establishment.                        --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dangle \Dan"gle\, v. t.
     To cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely;
     as, to dangle the feet.
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           And the bridegroom stood dangling his bonnet and plume.
                                                    --Sir W.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The
           light dropped from the ceiling" [syn: dangle, swing,
      2: cause to dangle or hang freely; "He dangled the ornaments
         from the Christmas tree"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "dangle":
     advertise, affect, air, around, bag, betoken, blazon forth, bob,
     bobble, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward,
     bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, careen, cascade,
     coggle, daggle, demonstrate, depend, develop, disclose, display,
     divulge, drabble, drag, draggle, dramatize, drape, droop, emblazon,
     embody, enact, evidence, evince, exhibit, expose to view, express,
     fall, flap, flash, flaunt, flop, flourish, flow, fluctuate,
     flutter, follow, follow at heel, follow the crowd, give sign,
     give token, hang, hang about, hang down, highlight, hold up,
     illuminate, incarnate, indicate, librate, lop, lurch, make clear,
     make plain, manifest, materialize, mean, nod, nutate, oscillate,
     parade, pend, pendulate, perform, pitch, present, produce,
     put forth, put forward, reel, represent, resonate, reveal, rock,
     roll, roll out, sag, set forth, shake, show, show forth, sling,
     sport, spotlight, suspend, swag, sway, swing, token, toss, trail,
     trot out, trumpet, trumpet forth, unfold, vacillate, vaunt,
     vibrate, wag, waggle, wait, wave, waver, weep, wobble

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