Pronunciation: (dang'gul), [key]
—v., -gled, -gling,
1. to hang loosely, esp. with a jerking or swaying motion: The rope dangled in the breeze.
2. to hang around or follow a person, as if seeking favor or attention.
3. Gram.to occur as a modifier without a head or as a participle without an implied subject, as leaving the tunnel in The daylight was blinding, leaving the tunnel.
1. to cause to dangle; hold or carry swaying loosely.
2. to offer as an inducement.
3. keep someone dangling, to keep someone in a state of uncertainty.
1. the act of dangling.
2. something that dangles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.