dangling : Definition, Usages, News and More

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dang guh ling

  • n  the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
  • v  hang freely
  • v  cause to dangle or hang freely

  • Although nobody witnessed either attack, authorities believe that Jimenez was sitting at the edge of a canal, dangling her feet in the water, when she was seized by an alligator .
  • At Saint-Brieux, France, one Victor Rousoult was walking along the docks where he worked, when a dangling hook caught in the ring on his finger.
  • Then the little boy--who wore a knockoff New York Yankees cap--went over, dangling by his hands from the top and dropping bravely into waiting arms.
News & Articles

  • Scaffold workers rescued near top of NY skyscraper
    Two maintenance workers were left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a skyscraper for more than an hour on Wednesday before rescuers cut open windows to pull them inside to safety. The ...
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Workers Saved from Scaffold Dangling 450 Feet in Air
    Two maintenance workers trapped on a broken scaffold dangling outside the top of the 46-story Hearst Tower were pulled to safety in dramatic fashion Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York/Julie Pukelis
    June 12, 2013 - NBC New York
  • 2 window washers rescued near top of NY skyscraper
    Two window washers left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a New York City skyscraper have been rescued. The men were stuck Wednesday afternoon at the 600-foot Hearst building in midtown ...
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Bert van Marwijk in Herald Scotland
    I've always said I don't mind if something happens - that can make you stronger - but I don't like to leave problems dangling,he said. "It's over. For everybody."
  • Noel Gallagher in Telegraph.co.uk
    Gallagher, 41, told the Radio Times: "If somebody is dangling this carrot of 'fame and fortune' in front of a check-out girl from Barnsley who can sing like Britney Spears then they're going to go for it, right. But it seems to bring on instant...
  • Vin Scully in Los Angeles Times (blog)
    Asked if he now had any restrictions on his daily activity, Scully joked: "I'm supposed to cut back on dangling participles ,and I'm not allowed to split an infinitive for at least another week, but otherwise no."

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