Dangle

Noun

  • A dangling ornament or decoration.
  • (slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.

    "That was a sick dangle for a great goal!"

  • An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.

Verb

  • (transitive) To hang or trail something loosely.

    "I like to sit on the edge and dangle my feet in the water."

  • (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; perhaps because of the resemblance to dangling the puck on a string.

    "He dangled around three players and the goalie to score."

  • (intransitive) to hang loosely with the ability to swing

    "His feet would dangle in the water."

  • (intransitive, dated) To trail or follow around.

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