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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 an input device to move objects on the screen, or to select items (such as commands from a menu); drag the slider to increase or decrease rate; drag the handles on the image to resize it
    "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
Noun: drag  drag
  1. The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    - retarding force
  2. Something that slows or delays progress
    "taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"
  3. [informal] Something tedious and boring
    "peeling potatoes is a drag"
  4. Clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
    "he went to the party dressed in drag"; "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"
  5. [informal] A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly";
    - puff, pull
  6. The act of dragging (pulling with force)
    "the drag up the hill exhausted him"

Derived forms: dragged, dragging, drags

Type of: article of clothing, aspiration, balk, baulk [Brit], breathe in, breathing in, check, clothing, dawdle, deterrent, displace, draw, duds [informal], fall back, fall behind, go, habiliment [archaic], handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, inhalation, inhale, inspiration, inspire, intake, involve, lag, locomote, look for, move, persuade, proceed, pull, resistance, scuffle, search, seek, shamble, shuffle, tediousness, tedium, threads [informal], tiresomeness, togs [informal], travel, vesture, wear, wearable, wearisomeness

Part of: smoke, smoking

Encyclopedia: Drag, Norway