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drag

verb

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1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on
  • the deliveryman dragged the barrels over against the wall

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3 to move slowly
  • the play dragged and seemed to take forever to get to its predictable conclusion

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drag

noun

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1 someone or something boring
  • that lecture was such a drag that half of the audience fell asleep

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2 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel
  • the main drag in town

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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

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5 a person who spoils the pleasure of others
  • the teenager was mortified to be seen in public with such drags—her parents

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6 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation
  • they attended the Renaissance fair in medieval drag

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The first known use of drag was in the 14th century

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“Drag.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drag. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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