Adjective: dragging dra-ging
Verb: drag (dragged,dragging) drag
- Marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
"it was a strange dragging approach"; "years of dragging war"
- Pull, as against a resistance
"He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
- Draw slowly or heavily
- haul, hale [archaic], cart
- 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
- Move slowly and as if with great effort
- To lag or linger behind
"But in so many other areas we still are dragging";
- trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back
- Suck in or take (air)
- puff, draw
- 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"
- Walk without lifting the feet
- Search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
- Persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
"He dragged me away from the television set"
- 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 Drag, Sweden