Dangle vs Drake - What's the difference?

dangle | drake |


As a verb dangle

is to hang loosely with the ability to swing.

As a noun 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 proper noun drake is

, notably of (1540-1596).

dangle

English

Verb

(dangl)
  • 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.
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  • (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.

    Noun

    (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.

    Anagrams

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    drake

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A male duck.
  • Derived terms
    * ducks and drakes * sheldrake

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) and (etyl) Drache.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mayfly used as fishing bait.
  • A dragon.
  • * J. A. Harrison
  • Beowulf resolves to kill the drake .
  • (historical) A small piece of artillery.
  • * Clarendon
  • Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes , made them stagger.
    Synonyms
    * (mayfly) drake fly
    Derived terms
    * earthdrake * firedrake * icedrake * nithedrake] * seadrake

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

    Anagrams

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    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (nb-noun-m1)
  • a dragon
  • a kite
  • References

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