Associations to the word «Dangle»


DANGLE, verb. (intransitive) to hang loosely with the ability to swing
DANGLE, verb. (intransitive) (slang) (ice hockey) (lacrosse) The action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie; perhaps because of the resemblance to dangling the puck on a string.
DANGLE, verb. (transitive) To hang or trail something loosely.
DANGLE, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To trail or follow around.
DANGLE, noun. An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.
DANGLE, noun. (slang) (ice hockey) (lacrosse) The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.
DANGLE, noun. A dangling ornament or decoration.
DANGLE AFTER, verb. (dated) To hang upon importunately; to court the favour of; to beset.

Dictionary definition

DANGLE, verb. Hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling".
DANGLE, verb. Cause to dangle or hang freely; "He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree".

Wise words

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