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drag

noun (n)

  • the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid (noun.phenomenon)
    Synonym: retarding force
    source: wordnet30
  • something that slows or delays progress (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    Taxation is a drag on the economy.
    Too many laws are a drag on the use of new land.
    source: wordnet30
  • something tedious and boring (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    Peeling potatoes is a drag.
    source: wordnet30
  • clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man) (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He went to the party dressed in drag.
    The waitresses looked like missionaries in drag.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) (noun.act)
    Synonym: puff, pull
    Example:
    He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of dragging (pulling with force) (noun.act)
    Example:
    The drag up the hill exhausted him.
    source: wordnet30
  • A confection; a comfit; a drug. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of dragging; anything which is dragged. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • pull, as against a resistance (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He dragged the big suitcase behind him.
    These worries were dragging at him.
    source: wordnet30
  • draw slowly or heavily (verb.contact)
    Synonym: cart, hale, haul
    source: wordnet30
  • force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Don't drag me into this business.
    source: wordnet30
  • move slowly and as if with great effort (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • to lag or linger behind (verb.motion)
    Example:
    But in so many other areas we still are dragging.
    source: wordnet30
  • suck in or take (air) (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: draw, puff
    source: wordnet30
  • use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen.
    source: wordnet30
  • walk without lifting the feet (verb.motion)
    Synonym: scuff
    source: wordnet30
  • search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dredge
    source: wordnet30
  • persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He dragged me away from the television set.
    source: wordnet30
  • proceed for an extended period of time (verb.change)
    Synonym: drag on, drag out
    Example:
    The speech dragged on for two hours.
    source: wordnet30
  • To draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; -- applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not hold. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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