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  Definition of drag
  1. the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag"
  5. 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"
  6. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  7. proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours"
  8. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"
  9. suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
  10. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  11. pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
  12. draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
  13. walk without lifting the feet
  14. to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
  15. move slowly and as if with great effort
  16. 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"
  17. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don''t drag me into this business"
Similar Words: puff, pull, retarding force, drag on, drag out, draw, dredge, haul, hale, cart, scuff, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in

 

See Also: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in

 

Hyponyms: toke, sonic barrier, sound barrier, windage, shlep, schlep, pull along, trail, train, bowse, bouse

 

Entailments: smoke

 

Part Meronyms: smoke, smoking

 

Derivational Morphology: haul, hale, cart, puff, draw, whiff, pull, dredge, puller, tugger, dragger, trawler, haulage, hauler, haulier, hauling, trucking, truckage, scuff, scuffer, dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, imbroglio, embroilment

 

Anagrams: grad

 

 
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