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Adjective: dragging  dra-ging
  1. Marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
    "it was a strange dragging approach"; "years of dragging war"
Verb: drag (dragged,dragging)  drag
  1. Pull, as against a resistance
    "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
     
  2. Draw slowly or heavily
    "drag stones";
    - haul, hale [archaic], cart
     
  3. Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    "don't drag me into this business";
    - embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in
     
  4. Move slowly and as if with great effort
     
  5. To lag or linger behind
    "But in so many other areas we still are dragging";
    - trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back
     
  6. Suck in or take (air)
    - puff, draw
     
  7. Use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
    "drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"
     
  8. Walk without lifting the feet
    - scuff
     
  9. Search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
    - dredge
     
  10. Persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
    "He dragged me away from the television set"
     
  11. Proceed for an extended period of time
    "The speech dragged on for two hours";
    - drag on, drag out

See also: effortful

Type of: breathe in, dawdle, displace, draw, fall back, fall behind, force, go, inhale, inspire, involve, lag, locomote, look for, move, persuade, proceed, pull, scuffle, search, seek, shamble, shuffle, travel

Encyclopedia: Dragging

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