—v.i. 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.
—v.t. 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.
—n. 1. the act of dangling.
2. something that dangles.