[ UK /dɹˈæɡ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹæɡ/ ]
VERB
  1. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    don't drag me into this business
    They were swept up by the events
  2. suck in or take (air)
    draw on a cigarette
    draw a deep breath
  3. pull, as against a resistance
    These worries were dragging at him
    He dragged the big suitcase behind him
  4. walk without lifting the feet
  5. move slowly and as if with great effort
  6. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
    He dragged me away from the television set
  7. proceed for an extended period of time
    The speech dragged on for two hours
  8. 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
  9. draw slowly or heavily
    haul stones
    haul nets
  10. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  11. to lag or linger behind
    But in so many other areas we still are dragging
NOUN
  1. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  2. 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
    the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag
  3. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
    he took a puff on his pipe
  4. something that slows or delays progress
    too many laws are a drag on the use of new land
    taxation is a drag on the economy
  5. something tedious and boring
    peeling potatoes is a drag
  6. the act of dragging (pulling with force)
    the drag up the hill exhausted him
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How To Use drag In A Sentence

  • Richardson, are proprietors of shows, and the berouged, bedraggled creatures who exhibit on the platform outside for their living. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843
  • She was all cold and bedraggled after falling into the river.
  • To reduce the wing trim drag, the fuselage was fitted with lateral surfaces called chines, which actually converted the forward fuselage into a fixed canard which developed lift.
  • When fishing the ocean you need a good quality reel that is corrosion proof and fitted with a good quality and workable drag system that won't seize up when you hook that big one.
  • The series ended with a battle between a door car and a dragster.
  • The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the longest history. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first.
  • It took yards of line off a hard-set drag, and it all but pulled me off my ledge.
  • The pacing was uneven, and the early second act dragged.
  • I didn't move until I heard slow footsteps and peaked over the top of the gold to see Garren warily approaching the dragon, favoring his left leg.
  • I even dragged my acrophobic mother up mountains in the Auvergne, only to leave her quivering halfway up while I persevered alone to the top.
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