drag

drag
[[t]dræ̱g[/t]]
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drags, dragging, dragged
1) VERB If you drag something, you pull it along the ground, often with difficulty.

[V n prep/adv] He got up and dragged his chair towards the table.

2) VERB If someone drags you somewhere, they pull you there, or force you to go there by physically threatening you.

[V n prep/adv] The vigilantes dragged the men out of the vehicles...

[V n prep/adv] There were no signs she'd been dragged across the grass.

3) VERB If someone drags you somewhere you do not want to go, they make you go there.

[V n adv/prep] When you can drag him away from his work, he can also be a devoted father...

[V n adv/prep] I've been dragged back from Australia for no sufficient reason.

4) VERB (emphasis) If you say that you drag yourself somewhere, you are emphasizing that you have to make a very great effort to go there.

[V pron-refl adv/prep] I find it really hard to drag myself out and exercise regularly.

[V pron-refl adv/prep] ...if you manage to drag yourself away from the luxury of the hotel.

5) VERB If you drag your foot or your leg behind you, you walk with great difficulty because you foot or leg is injured in some way.

[V n prep] He was barely able to drag his poisoned leg behind him...

[V n] He drags his leg, and he can hardly lift his arm.

6) VERB If the police drag a river or lake, they pull nets or hooks across the bottom of it in order to look for something.

[V n] Yesterday police frogmen dragged a small pond on the Common.

7) VERB If a period of time or an event drags, it is very boring and seems to last a long time.

[V adv] The minutes dragged past...

The pacing was uneven, and the early second act dragged.

8) N-SING: a N on n If something is a drag on the development or progress of something, it slows it down or makes it more difficult.

The satellite acts as a drag on the shuttle...

Spending cuts will put a drag on growth.

9) N-SING: a N, oft N to-inf (disapproval) If you say that something is a drag, you mean that it is unpleasant or very dull. [INFORMAL]

As far as shopping for clothes goes, it's a drag...

A dry sandwich is a drag to eat.

10) N-COUNT: oft N on n If you take a drag on a cigarette or pipe that you are smoking, you take in air through it. [INFORMAL]

He took a drag on his cigarette, and exhaled the smoke.

11) N-UNCOUNT: oft the N of n Drag is the resistance to the movement that is experienced by something that is moving through air or through a fluid. [TECHNICAL]

The drag of those extra air molecules brought the satellite crashing to Earth.

12) N-UNCOUNT: oft N n Drag is the wearing of women's clothes by a male entertainer.

Entertainment is laid on too, in the form of drag on Wednesdays and strippers on Sundays...

The neighborhood is given over to performers, stilt walkers and drag queens.

PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR If a man is in drag, he is wearing women's clothes.

The band dressed up in drag.

13) PHRASE: V inflects If you drag your feet or drag your heels, you delay doing something or do it very slowly because you do not want to do it.

The government, he claimed, was dragging its feet, and this was definitely threatening moves towards peace.

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