Suspension vs Dangle - What's the difference?

suspension | dangle |

As nouns the difference between suspension and dangle

is that suspension is suspension (of solid particles in a liquid) while dangle is an agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.

As a verb dangle is

to hang loosely with the ability to swing.




(en noun)
  • The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
  • suspension from a hook
  • A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.
  • suspension from school as a disciplinary measure
  • The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.
  • The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.
  • The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.
  • (Scots Law) A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
  • (music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.
  • (topology) A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.
  • (topology) A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.
  • (education) The process of barring a student from school grounds by means of punishment.
  • Synonyms

    * delay, interruption, intermission, stop

    Derived terms

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  • to hang loosely with the ability to swing
  • * Hudibras
  • He'd rather on a gibbet dangle / Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle.
  • * Tennyson
  • From her lifted hand / Dangled a length of ribbon.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • (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.
  • To hang or trail something loosely.
  • To trail or follow around.
  • * 1833 , Miller's Modern Acting Drama
  • To dangle at the elbow of a wench who can't make up her mind to accept the common title of wife, till she has been courted a certain number of weeks — so the old blinker, her father, says.


    (wikipedia dangle) (en noun)
  • An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.
  • (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!
  • A dangling ornament or decoration.
  • * 1941 , Flora Thompson, Over to Candleford
  • So her father wrote to Mrs. Herring, and one day she arrived and turned out to be a little, lean old lady with a dark brown mole on one leathery cheek and wearing a black bonnet decorated with jet dangles , like tiny fishing rods.


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