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drag

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noun \ˈdrag\

Definition of drag

  1. 1 :  something used to drag (see 2drag) 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: such asa agriculture :  harrowb :  a sledge (see 3sledge 2) for conveying heavy bodiesc :  conveyance

  3. 3a :  the act or an instance of dragging or drawing: such 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 took a drag on his cigar; also :  a draft (see 1draft 2b) of liquidb :  a movement, inclination, or retardation caused by or as if by dragging the drag of his bottom lipc slang :  influence securing special favor :  pull

  4. 4a :  something that retards or impedes motion, action, or advancementb (1) physics :  the retarding force acting on a body (such as an airplane) moving through a fluid (such as air) parallel and opposite to the direction of motion (2) mechanical engineering :  friction (see friction 1b) between engine parts; also :  retardation due to frictionc :  burden, encumbrance the drag of population growth on living standardsd :  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 hunting a :  an object drawn over the ground to leave a scented trailb :  a clog (see 1clog 1a) fastened to a trap to prevent the escape of a trapped animal

  6. 6 :  street, road the main drag

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

  8. 8 sports :  drag race

Examples of drag in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of drag

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


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drag

verb

Definition of drag

dragged

;

dragging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a (1) :  to draw or pull slowly or heavily :  haul dragging a box down the hall (2) :  to cause to move with slowness or difficulty dragged myself up the stairs dragging his feet (3) :  to cause to trail (see 1trail 1a) along a surface wandered off dragging the leashb (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 drag the truth out of himc :  protract drag a story out

  3. 2a :  to pass a drag over drag a fieldb :  to explore with a drag drag the pond for the drowning victimc hunting and fishing :  to catch with a dragnet (see dragnet 1)

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

  5. 4 computers :  to move (items on a computer screen) especially by means of a mouse (see 1mouse 4) Drag the file into this folder.

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to hang or lag behind Stop dragging and hurry up.

  8. 2 :  to fish or search with a drag (see 1drag 1)

  9. 3 :  to trail along on the ground Your scarf is dragging.

  10. 4a :  to move slowly because of fatigue was dragging after the long tripb :  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 sports :  to participate in a drag race

draggingly

play \ˈdra-giŋ-lē\ adverb

drag one's feet

or less commonly

drag one's heels

  1. :  to act in a deliberately slow or dilatory manner

Examples of drag in a Sentence

  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?

Origin and Etymology of drag

see 1drag


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drag

adjective

Definition of drag

  1. :  of, being, involving, or intended for a person wearing clothing typical of the opposite sex :  of, being, involving, or intended for a person in drag (see 1drag 7b) a drag ball

Origin and Etymology of drag

see 1drag


DRAG Defined for English Language Learners

drag

play
noun

Definition of drag for English Language Learners

  • : 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.

drag

verb

Definition of drag for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DRAG Defined for Kids

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drag

play
noun \ˈdrag\

Definition of drag for Students

  1. 1 :  something used for pulling along (as a device used underwater to catch something)

  2. 2 :  something without wheels (as a heavy sled for carrying loads) that is pulled along or over a surface

  3. 3 :  something that slows down motion He never forgot to put on the drag as we went downhill … — Anne Sewell, Black Beauty

  4. 4 :  a dull or unpleasant event, person, or thing


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drag

play
verb

Definition of drag for Students

dragged

;

dragging

  1. 1 :  to pull slowly or heavily I dragged over a chair.

  2. 2 :  to move with slowness or difficulty She dragged herself out of bed.

  3. 3 :  to move or cause to move along on the ground You're dragging your scarf. Your scarf is dragging.

  4. 4 :  to bring by or as if by force He dragged us to the store.

  5. 5 :  to pass or cause to pass slowly The day dragged.

  6. 6 :  to hang or lag behind Quit dragging—walk faster.

  7. 7 :  to search or fish by pulling something (as a net) under water



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