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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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