feel/look like something the cat brought/dragged/drug in

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of feel/look like something the cat brought/dragged/drug in

:to be very dirty or untidy
  • I need to take a shower—I feel/look like something the cat dragged in.

Word by Word Definitions

feel play
  1. : to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality

  2. : to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

  3. : to undergo passive experience of

  1. : sensation, feeling

  2. : the sense of touch

  3. : the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch

look play
  1. : to make sure or take care (that something is done)

  2. : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

  3. : to exercise the power of vision upon : examine

  1. : the act of looking

  2. : glance

  3. : the expression of the countenance

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

brought
  1. : past tense and past participle of bring

drag play dragged
  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)

drug play
  1. : a substance used as a medication or in the preparation of medication

  2. : a substance recognized in an official pharmacopoeia or formulary (see formulary 3)

  3. : a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease

  1. : to affect with a drug (see 1drug)

  2. : to administer a drug to

  3. : to lull or stupefy as if with a drug

  1. : dialectal past tense of drag


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