drag meaning

[ dræg ] Pronunciation:   "drag" in a sentence
  • 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
      - 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 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" 
    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. 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. 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, drags, dragging

    See also: dragger

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

    Part of: smoke, smoking

    Encyclopedia: Drag Drag, Norway

  • [American slang]
    1. n. a puff of a cigarette.
    • He took a big drag and scratched at his tattoo.
    • One more drag and he coughed for a while and stubbed out the fag.

  • [British slang]
    Noun. 1. Dressing in the opposite sexes clothes.
    2. A draw on a cigarette.

  • [Slang]
    dress of the opposite sex.
    note: Term originated in gay community, is now widely used in the heterosexual community.
    E.g. 'John like going in drag.'

    Not to be confused with 'cross dressing', drag tends now to be used as a a humorous term or to the show business. 'Cross dressing' is more general and politically correct.

  • [Architecture]

    A piece of sheet steel with a toothed edge along the long dimension; used to level and scratch plaster to produce a key for the next coat; a comb.


    A tool consisting of a steel plate having a finely serrated edge; used to dress stone by dragging it back and forth across the surface.


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  1. the viscous drags is equal to the resultant force.
  2. the hours drag along, tediously enough.
  3. school is a drag for some youngsters.
  4. must you drag politics into everything?
  5. the ship drags her anchor.

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