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dangle

verb uk   us   /ˈdæŋ.ɡl̩/
[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.
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