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{adj: make-believe, pretend} imagined as in a play
"the make-believe world of theater"
"play money"
"dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish"

{n: dangling modifier, misplaced modifier} a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'

{n: dangling participle} a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., `flying across the country' in `flying across the country the Rockies came into view'

{n: suspension, dangling, hanging} the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
"there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

{v: dangle, swing, drop} hang freely
"the ornaments dangled from the tree"
"The light dropped from the ceiling"

{v: dangle} cause to dangle or hang freely
"He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"


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