|1.||[ verb ] pull, as against a resistance|
"He dragged the big suitcase behind him" "These worries were dragging at him"
|Related terms:||pull shlep trail embroil|
|2.||[ verb ] draw slowly or heavily|
|Synonyms:||haul cart hale|
"haul stones" "haul nets"
|Related terms:||pull bowse draw hauler|
|3.||[ verb ] to lag or linger behind|
|Synonyms:||trail drop_behind hang_back get_behind|
: "But in so many other areas we still are dragging."
|Related terms:||lag dawdler|
|4.||[ verb ] move slowly and as if with great effort|
|5.||[ verb ] suck in or take, as of air|
"draw a deep breath" draw on a cigarette"
|Related terms:||inhale smoke|
|6.||[ noun ] (physics) the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid|
|Related terms:||resistance windage sonic_barrier|
|7.||[ verb ] force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action|
|Synonyms:||sweep embroil sweep_up drag_in tangle|
"They were swept up by the events" "don't drag me into this business"
|Related terms:||involve imbroglio|
|8.||[ noun ] something tedious and boring|
"peeling potatoes is a drag"
|Related terms:||tediousness colloquialism|
|9.||[ verb ] proceed for an extended period of time|
"The speech dragged on for two hours"
|10.||[ verb ] walk without lifting the feet|
|Related terms:||shuffle scuff|
|11.||[ verb ] persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting|
"He dragged me away from the television set"
|12.||[ noun ] a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)|
"he took a puff on his pipe" "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
|Related terms:||inhalation toke smoke puff|
|13.||[ verb ] 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"
|14.||[ noun ] (clothing) 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"
|15.||[ verb ] search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost|
|Related terms:||search dredge|
|16.||[ noun ] 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"
|17.||[ noun ] the act of dragging (pulling with force)|
"the drag up the hill exhausted him"
|Related terms:||pull haul|