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 drag drag

noun

  • ( ) the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid  ( drag, retarding force )
    the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  • the act of dragging (pulling with force)  ( drag )
    the act of dragging (pulling with force)
     the drag up the hill exhausted him
    the drag up the hill exhausted him
  • a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)  ( drag, puff, pull )
    a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
     he took a puff on his pipe
    he took a puff on his pipe
     he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
    he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
  • clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)  ( drag )
    clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
     he went to the party dressed in drag
    he went to the party dressed in drag
     the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag
    the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag
  • something tedious and boring  ( drag )
    something tedious and boring
     peeling potatoes is a drag
    peeling potatoes is a drag
  • something that slows or delays progress  ( drag )
    something that slows or delays progress
     taxation is a drag on the economy
    taxation is a drag on the economy
     too many laws are a drag on the use of new land
    too many laws are a drag on the use of new land
  • verb

  • ( ) pull, as against a resistance  ( drag )
    pull, as against a resistance
     He dragged the big suitcase behind him
    He dragged the big suitcase behind him
     These worries were dragging at him
    These worries were dragging at him
  • ( ) draw slowly or heavily  ( cart, drag, hale, haul )
    draw slowly or heavily
     haul stones
    haul stones
     haul nets
    haul nets
  • ( ) suck in or take (air)  ( drag, draw, puff )
    suck in or take (air)
     draw a deep breath
    draw a deep breath
     draw on a cigarette
    draw on a cigarette
  • ( ) to lag or linger behind  ( drag, drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail )
    to lag or linger behind
     But in so many other areas we still are dragging
    But in so many other areas we still are dragging
  • ( ) move slowly and as if with great effort  ( drag )
    move slowly and as if with great effort
  • ( ) force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action  ( drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up, tangle )
    force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
     They were swept up by the events
    They were swept up by the events
     don't drag me into this business
    don't drag me into this business
  • proceed for an extended period of time  ( drag, drag on, drag out )
    proceed for an extended period of time
     The speech dragged on for two hours
    The speech dragged on for two hours
  • persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting  ( drag )
    persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
     He dragged me away from the television set
    He dragged me away from the television set
  • search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost  ( drag, dredge )
    search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  • walk without lifting the feet  ( drag, scuff )
    walk without lifting the feet
  • use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu  ( drag )
    use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
     drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen
    drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen


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