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drag

play
noun \ˈdrag\

Simple Definition of drag

  • : someone or something that is boring, annoying, or disappointing

  • : someone or something that makes action or progress slower or more difficult

  • : the act of breathing in smoke from a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.

Full Definition of drag

  1. 1 :  something used to drag with; especially :  a device for dragging under water to detect or obtain objects

  2. 2 :  something that is dragged, pulled, or drawn along or over a surface: as a :  harrow b :  a sledge for conveying heavy bodies c :  conveyance

  3. 3 a :  the act or an instance of dragging or drawing: as (1) :  a drawing along or over a surface with effort or pressure (2) :  motion effected with slowness or difficulty; also :  the condition of having or seeming to have such motion (3) :  a draw on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar; also :  a draft of liquid b :  a movement, inclination, or retardation caused by or as if by dragging c slang :  influence securing special favor :  pull

  4. 4 a :  something that retards motion, action, or advancement b (1) :  the retarding force acting on a body (as an airplane) moving through a fluid (as air) parallel and opposite to the direction of motion (2) :  friction between engine parts; also :  retardation due to friction c :  burden, encumbrance <the drag of population growth on living standards> d :  one that is boring or gets in the way of enjoyment <thinks studying is a drag> <this sickly kid is going to be a social drag — Edmund Morris>

  5. 5 a :  an object drawn over the ground to leave a scented trail b :  a clog fastened to a trap to prevent the escape of a trapped animal

  6. 6 :  street, road <the main drag>

  7. 7 a :  costume, outfit <in Victorian drag> b :  clothing typical of one sex worn by a person of the opposite sex —often used in the phrase in drag

  8. 8 :  drag race

Examples of drag

  1. My parents can be such a drag. They won't let me do anything.

  2. These meetings are a total drag.

  3. Let me have a drag from your cigarette.

  4. He took a long drag on the cigarette.



Origin of drag

Middle English dragge, probably from Middle Low German draggen grapnel; akin to Old English dragan to draw — more at draw


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with drag


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drag

verb

Simple Definition of drag

  • : to pull (someone or something that is heavy or difficult to move)

  • : to move along the ground, floor, etc., while being pulled

  • : to cause (something) to move along the ground, floor, etc., by pulling it

Full Definition of drag

draggeddrag·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a (1) :  to draw slowly or heavily :  haul (2) :  to cause (as oneself) to move with slowness or difficulty <dragged myself up the stairs> (3) :  to cause to trail along a surface <wandered off dragging the leash> b (1) :  to bring by or as if by force or compulsion <had to drag her husband to the opera> (2) :  to extract by or as if by pulling c :  protract <drag a story out>

  3. 2 a :  to pass a drag over <drag a field> b :  to explore with a drag <drag a pond> c :  to catch with a dragnet

  4. 3 :  to hit (a drag bunt) while moving toward first base

  5. 4 :  to move (items on a computer screen) especially by means of a mouse

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to hang or lag behind

  8. 2 :  to fish or search with a drag

  9. 3 :  to trail along on the ground

  10. 4 a :  to move slowly because of fatigue <was dragging after the long trip> b :  to proceed or continue laboriously or tediously <the lawsuit dragged on for years>

  11. 5 :  draw 4a <drag on a cigarette>

  12. 6 :  to make a plucking or pulling movement

  13. 7 :  to participate in a drag race

drag·ging·ly play \ˈdra-giŋ-lē\ adverb
drag one's feet also drag one's heels
  1. :  to act in a deliberately slow or dilatory manner

Examples of drag

  1. She dragged one of the other tables over to ours.

  2. Firefighters dragged the man to safety.

  3. One of the parents eventually dragged the screaming toddler out of the store.

  4. The broken muffler dragged behind the car.

  5. The dog's leash was dragging along the ground.

  6. The child is always dragging his blanket.

  7. The puppy ran up to us, dragging her leash behind her.

  8. He dragged himself up the stairs and climbed into bed.

  9. Can you drag yourself away from that computer?



15th Century

First Known Use of drag

15th century


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drag

adjective

Definition of drag

  1. :  of, being, involving, or intended for a person in drag <a drag ball>



1887

First Known Use of drag

1887




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