Drag - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dræɡ|  American pronunciation of the word drag
Brit.  |dræɡ|  British pronunciation of the word drag

noun

- the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
- something that slows or delays progress
- something tedious and boring
- clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
- a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)(syn: puff, pull)
- the act of dragging (pulling with force)

verb

- pull, as against a resistance
- draw slowly or heavily (syn: cart, hale, haul)
- force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action(syn: embroil, sweep, tangle)
- move slowly and as if with great effort
- to lag or linger behind(syn: trail)
- suck in or take (air) (syn: draw, puff)
- use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu

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Examples

My parents can be such a drag. They won't let me do anything.

These meetings are a total drag.

Let me have a drag from your cigarette.

He took a long drag on the cigarette.

She dragged one of the other tables over to ours.

Firefighters dragged the man to safety.

One of the parents eventually dragged the screaming toddler out of the store.

The broken muffler dragged behind the car.

The dog's leash was dragging along the ground.

The child is always dragging his blanket.

The puppy ran up to us, dragging her leash behind her.

He dragged himself up the stairs and climbed into bed.

Can you drag yourself away from that computer?

Drag the chair over here so I can stand on it.

Traffic during the rush hour just drags.

Phrasal verbs

drag in  — force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
drag on  — last unnecessarily long
drag out  — last unnecessarily long
drag up  — mention something unpleasant from the past

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: drag
he/she/it: drags
present participle: dragging
past tense: dragged
past participle: dragged
noun
singular: drag
plural: drags
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