Meaning of “dangle” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /ˈdæŋɡl/
HANG [ I, T ]

to hang loosely, or to hold something so that it hangs loosely:

Electrical wires were dangling from the ceiling.

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.

(Definition of “dangle” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)