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English verb: dangle

1. dangle (stative) hang freely

SamplesThe ornaments dangled from the tree.
The light dropped from the ceiling.

ExamplesSome big birds dangle in the tree, There dangle some big birds in the tree

Synonymsdrop, swing

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)hang

Narrower (hyponym)droop, loll

2. dangle (contact) cause to dangle or hang freely

SamplesHe dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree.

ExamplesThey dangle the lights from the ceiling

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)suspend

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