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dangleverb

uk   /ˈdæŋ.ɡəl/  us   /ˈdæŋ.ɡəl/
[I or T] to hang loosely, or to hold something so that it hangs loosely: Loose electric wires were dangling from the wall. He dangled the puppet in front of the children.
[T] to offer someone something that they want in order to persuade that person to do something: I've tried dangling all kinds of offers in front of him to get him to work harder at school, but nothing works.
(Definition of dangle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dangleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈdæŋ·ɡəl/
to hang loosely, or to cause something to hang: [I] A loose wire was dangling from the wall. [T] He dangled the puppet in front her.
(Definition of dangle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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