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Definition of the noun dangle
What does dangle mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: dangles
- An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.
- [slang, ice hockey, lacrosse] The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.
Definition of the verb dangle
What does dangle mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: dangled | dangling | dangles
- hang freely
- examples: the ornaments dangled from the tree | Some big birds dangle in the tree | There dangle some big birds in the tree
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb] Cheryl stood the books there Verbs of Putting: hang, lean, perch, rest, sit, stand, suspend [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination] Cheryl stood the books on the shelf [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb] The books lean there [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination] The books lean against the shelf there [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Theme, indefinite] There stood on the corner a statue Verbs of Existence: balance, bend, bow, crouch, droop, flop, fly, hang, hover, huddle, hunch, jut, kneel, lean, lie, loll, loom, lounge, nestle, open, perch, plop, project, protrude, recline, repose, rest, rise, roost, sag, sit, slope, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stoop, straddle, swing, tilt, tower [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location] They stood the statue on the pedestal [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] John slouched [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] The statue stood on the corner [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] On the pedestal stood a statue
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonyms of dangle: drop / swing
- more generic word: hang = be suspended or hanging
- more specific words: droop / loll = hang loosely or laxly
- cause to dangle or hang freely
Alternative definition of the verb dangle
- [intransitive] to hang loosely with the ability to swing
- [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. Probably from It looks like he's dangling the puck on a string.
- [transitive] to hang or trail something loosely
Dangle is a term used in intelligence work to refer to an agent or officer of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.
Phrases with Dangle
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dangle
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No Uncertain Terms (2004)
More Writing from the Popular "On Language" Column in The New York Times Magazine by William Safire
Dangle is a Danish verb meaning "to hang so as to swing freely." In its espionage sense, a dangle is like a delicious morsel swung in front of the nose of a slavering animal. The dangle is a tempter, much like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, ...
COMMON 3 (2013)
by John S. Budd
” President Dangle is a perfectly round man with disproportionally short legs and long gray hair tied straight back and secured with a red bow.
by Henrik Nilsson
FuhMishra is a type checker for subtyping, dangle is a small program which generates garbage lists while making a closure to add up to 1000, and life simulates the Game of Life. There are several versions of Knuth-Bendix and life supplied ...
The Rest of the Eighteenth-century London Stage by Daniel James Ennis, Judith Bailey Slagle
Dangle is The Camp's Sir Harry Bouquet (Moody played both parts), Lady Plume, and Lady Gorget all rolled into one: Bored with the theatricality of the encampment at Coxheath, the fashionable return to the theater for the fall season ...
by Samuel Johnson
To DANGLE (DA'NGLE) v.n.[from ...
by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)
Dangle. Prov. E. to dang, to throw down or strike with violence ; Sw. danga, to bang, thump, knock at a door ; Icel. dengia, to knock, to hammer ; dangl, beating, dangle, to beat, and also as Dan. dingle, Sw. dangla, dingla, Pl. D. dungeln, ...
by R. C. S. Trahair
Dangle. A dangle is a secret agent who presents himself as a defector-in-place to pass disinformation to the enemy's secret service. "Dangle" can ...
by Charlotte Buxton
dangle. damned) informal used to emphasize anger. damnation n. & exclam. damnable adj. very bad or unpleasant. damp adj. slightly wet. n. moisture. v.1 make damp. 2 (damp down) control a feeling or situation. dampness n. dampen v .1 ...
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Usage statistics about dangle
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb dangle:
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Video language resources about Dangle
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- Dangle Meaning
Video shows what dangle means. to hang loosely with the ability to swing. The action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender ...
- Roger Vyse Awesome Lacrosse Goal - Definition of Dangle
Roger Vyse of the Buffalo Bandits scores and amazing dangling goal against the Toronto Rock in the 2011 NLL Playoffs. Tiptoes the crease, fakes and buries ...
- ESL Self-Training Video - English Lesson 200 - cut, dangle, dress
This course is made for beginners. No experience is needed. You will learn everything from the beginning. SCRIPT The person is cutting a potato into pieces.
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Dingle Dangle Scarecrow - British Sign Language (BSL) and singing
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Quotes about Dangle
Girls ride across
A moonlight bridge.
Children’s feet dangle
Into warm water,
Small wishes and innocent hearts.
In love with gentle breezes,
I thought I saw Adriana
At her grandfather’s beach house
Smiling with a wine cooler. (Uriah Hamilton)
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Scrabble value of D2A1N1G2L1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of DANGLE
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