present tense third-person singular of dangle
as in hangs
to place on an elevated point without support from below he dangled the string in front of the cat, hoping that it was in the mood for play

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“Dangles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dangles. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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