-verb (used without object)
1. to hang loosely, especially with a jerking or swaying motion
"He dangled a toy spider in her face while she was napping. She was not amused."
"The old tire swing dangled from a rope on the crooked tree."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1590s, probably from Scandinavian (cf. Danish dangle, Swedish dangla 'to swing about,' Norwegian dangla), perhaps via North Frisian dangeln."