drag out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of drag out

1 : to cause (something) to take more time than necessary
  • He dragged out the speech much too long.
2 : to force (something, such as a confession) from (someone) : to make (someone) tell one (something)
  • The teacher eventually dragged a confession out of one of the students.
  • Doctors sometimes have to drag information out of their patients.

Word by Word Definitions

drag play
  1. : something used to drag (see 2drag) with

  2. : something that is dragged, pulled, or drawn along or over a surface: such as

  3. : harrow

  1. : to draw or pull slowly or heavily : haul

  2. : to cause to move with slowness or difficulty

  3. : to cause to trail (see 1trail 1a) along a surface

  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)

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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