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Definition of jangle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jangle
    he / she / it jangles
    past simple jangled
    -ing form jangling
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to make an unpleasant sound, like two pieces of metal hitting each other; to make something do this The bell jangled loudly. jangle something He jangled the keys in his pocket.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] jangle (something) if your nerves jangle, or if someone or something jangles them, you feel anxious or upset She was suddenly wide awake, her nerves jangling.
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