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English definition of “dangle”

dangle

verb     /ˈdæŋɡl/
HANG [I, T] to hang loosely, or to hold something so that it hangs loosely: Electrical wires were dangling from the ceiling.Hanging and suspending
OFFER [T] to offer someone something they want in order to persuade them to do something: They dangled the possibility of a job in Paris in front of him.Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of dangle verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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