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drag

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drag

  1. 1 someone or something boring that lecture was such a drag that half of the audience fell asleep Synonyms of drag bore, drip, droner, dullsville, nudnik (also nudnick), snooze, snoozer, yawn, yawner Words Related to drag bummer, downer; bromide, pill Near Antonyms of drag blast, gas [slang], kick, rush, upper

  2. 2 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel the main drag in town Synonyms of drag arterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway [British], way, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpikeWords Related to drag causeway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [chiefly British], interstate, motorway [chiefly British], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road [chiefly British]; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [British], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [British], mews [chiefly British], place; close [chiefly British], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail

  3. 3 something that makes movement or progress difficult the drag of overpopulation on raising the living standards of that developing country Synonyms of drag balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, encumbrance, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammelWords Related to drag catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardshipNear Antonyms of drag catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden (also handmaid), help

  4. 4 the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time took a deep drag of tequila before speaking his piece Synonyms of drag belt, draft, drink, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, swillWords Related to drag dram, drop

  5. 5 a person who spoils the pleasure of others the teenager was mortified to be seen in public with such drags—her parents Synonyms of drag killjoy, grinch, party pooper, spoilsport, wet blanketWords Related to drag fuddy-duddy, goody-goody, Goody Two-shoes, old maid, stick-in-the-mud; defeatist, Jeremiah, knocker, pessimist; complainer, crab, cynic, grouch, grump, sorehead, sourpuss, whiner; bore, downer, dripNear Antonyms of drag cutup, jester, live wire; carouser, celebrant, celebrator, merrymaker, rejoicer, reveler (or reveller), roisterer; libertine, playboy, playgirl, rake

  6. 6 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation an undercover cop who sometimes works her beat in streetwalker drag Synonyms of drag costume, outfit, dress, garb, getup, guise, togsWords Related to drag apparel, attire, clothes, duds, habiliment(s), raiment; fashion, mode, style; array, caparison, vestments


drag

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drag

  1. 1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on the deliveryman dragged the barrels over against the wall Synonyms of drag pull, draw, hale, haul, lug, tow, tugWords Related to drag attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transportNear Antonyms of drag shove, thrustAntonyms of drag drive, propel, push

  2. 2 to move or act slowly one of the climbers was beginning to drag Synonyms of drag crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, diddle, dillydally, delay, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag (also lallygag), mope, poke, shilly-shally, tarryWords Related to drag fiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporizeNear Antonyms of drag bowl, breeze, dart, hump, hurtle, hustle, scramble, stampede; gallop, jog, run, sprint, trot; accelerate, quicken, speed (up); catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtakeAntonyms of drag barrel, bolt, career, course, dash, fly, hasten, hotfoot (it), hurry, race, rip, rocket, run, rush, scoot, scud, scurry, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, whiz (or whizz), zip

  3. 3 to move slowly the play dragged and seemed to take forever to get to its predictable conclusion Synonyms of drag creak (along), creep, crawl, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snailWords Related to drag lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudgeNear Antonyms of drag float, glide, sail; hurry, tearAntonyms of drag fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip



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