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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dangle \Dan"gle\ (d[a^][ng]"g'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dangled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dangling.] [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.] To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion. [1913 Webster] He'd rather on a gibbet dangle Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] From her lifted hand Dangled a length of ribbon. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To dangle about or To dangle after, to hang upon importunately; to court the favor of; to beset. [1913 Webster] The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle after them, are well inclined to pull down the present establishment. --Swift. [1913 Webster]