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Definition of "drag" []

  • To pull along with difficulty or effort; haul: dragged the heavy box out of the way. See Synonyms at pull. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To move (an element of a graphical display) on a computer screen using a pointing device. (verb-transitive)
  • To move or bring by force or with great effort: had to drag him to the dentist; dragged the truth out of the reluctant witness. (verb-transitive)
  • To pull or be pulled with force, esp along the ground or other surface (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To persuade to come away (from something attractive or interesting) (verb)
  • To trail or cause to trail on the ground (verb)
  • To move (oneself, one's feet, etc) with effort or difficulty (verb)
  • To linger behind (verb)
  • To prolong or be prolonged tediously or unnecessarily (verb)
  • To pass (time) in discomfort, poverty, unhappiness, etc (verb)
  • To search (the bed of a river, canal, etc) with a dragnet or hook (verb)
  • To crush (clods) or level (a soil surface) by use of a drag (verb)
  • (of hounds) to follow (a fox or its trail) to the place where it has been lying (verb)
  • To draw (on a cigarette, pipe, etc) (verb)
  • To move (data) from one place to another on the screen by manipulating a mouse with its button held down (verb)
  • The act of dragging or the state of being dragged (noun)
  • An implement, such as a dragnet, dredge, etc, used for dragging (noun)
  • A type of harrow consisting of heavy beams, often with spikes inserted, used to crush clods, level soil, or prepare seedbeds (noun)
  • A sporting coach with seats inside and out, usually drawn by four horses (noun)
  • A braking or retarding device, such as a metal piece fitted to the underside of the wheel of a horse-drawn vehicle (noun)
  • A person or thing that slows up progress (noun)
  • Slow progress or movement (noun)
  • The resistance to the motion of a body passing through a fluid, esp through air: applied to an aircraft in flight, it is the component of the resultant aerodynamic force measured parallel to the direction of air flow (noun)
  • The trail of scent left by a fox or other animal hunted with hounds (noun)
  • An artificial trail of a strong-smelling substance, sometimes including aniseed, drawn over the ground for hounds to follow (noun)
  • Unnatural movement imparted to a fly, esp a dry fly, by tension on the angler's line (noun)
  • A person or thing that is very tedious; bore (noun)
  • A car (noun)
  • Women's clothes worn by a man, usually by a transvestite (esp in the phrase in drag) (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Clothes collectively (noun)
  • A draw on a cigarette, pipe, etc (noun)
  • Influence or persuasive power (noun)
  • A street or road (noun)

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Use "drag" in a sentence
  • "Plus, Robert DeNiro in drag is something you just CAN'T miss."
  • "As you approach Zacatecas on the main drag from the south there is the newish Hotel Plaza."
  • "- The next scene, with Bugs in drag, is animated by Emery Hawkins."