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Definitions of drag

  1. draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. suck in or take, as of air; "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. walk without lifting the feet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. move slowly and as if with great effort Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. A confection; a comfit; a drug. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; -- applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not hold. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To fish with a dragnet. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See Drag sail (below). Newage Dictionary DB
  33. Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. See Citation under Drag, v. i., 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See sail (below). Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To pull or draw along by force; draw along slowly or heavily; haul; tug; search by drawing a net or (traw) along the bottom of (the water). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. To trail along the ground; to move heavily; to lag behind;. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. The act of drawing along the ground; a net drawn along the bottom of the water to raise sunken bodies; a coach drawn by four horses; a sledge for heavy loads. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. Dragged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. Dragging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. To draw by force: to draw slowly: to pull roughly and violently: to explore with a dragnet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. To hang so as to trail on the ground: to be forcibly drawn along: to move slowly and heavily:-pr.p. dragging; pa.p. dragged'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. A net or hook for dragging along to catch things under water: a heavy harrow: a low car or cart: a contrivance for retarding carriage wheels in going down slopes: any obstacle to progress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Net or hook dragged over the bottom of water; sledge; contrivance for checking the motion of a vehicle; obstacle or impediment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. To be drawn along the ground; trail; move with difficulty or slowly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  50. To pull with force or with difficulty; draw along; search with a drag-net. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. To pull along by main force; haul. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. To search by draging, as for a dead body; search carefully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. To move slowly or heavily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. To dredge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. The act of dragging, or that which drags or is dragged; a clog; impediment; brake. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. A long, high, four wheeled carriage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. A contrivance for dragging and dredging under water; a heavy kind of harrow; a contrivance for retarding the speed of a vehicle by operating on one or more of the wheels; anything that retards movement; slow movement; a heavy sled; a low cart or car. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. To draw along the ground by main force; to break land by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to draw slowly, as if heavy and tiresome; to draw along in contempt as unworthy to be carried; to haul about roughly and forcibly; to explore with a drag. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  59. To bang so low as to trail on the ground; to fish with a drag; to be drawn along; to proceed slowly and heavily. To drag an anchor, to draw or trail it along the bottom when loosened, or when the anchor will not hold the ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  60. To draw along heavily or slowly; to pull by main force; to pull forcibly or roughly; to draw a heavy body along at the bottom, as of a river or other water; to hang so low as to trail on the ground. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. Something to impede; anything to be drawn along the ground; an apparatus for searching among water for drowned persons, &c.; an instrument for retarding the motion of carriage-wheels when going down-hill; anything that retards or hinders; an obstacle to progress; a kind of cart drawn by the hand; a kind of carriage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  62. drag, v.t. to draw by force: to draw slowly: to pull roughly and violently: to explore with a drag-net or hook.--v.i. to hang so as to trail on the ground: to be forcibly drawn along: to move slowly and heavily:--pr.p. drag'ging; pa.p. dragged.--n. a net or hook for dragging along to catch things under water: a heavy harrow: a device for guiding wood to the saw: a mail-coach: a long open carriage, with transverse or side seats: a contrivance for retarding carriage-wheels in going down slopes: any obstacle to progress: an artificial scent (anise-seed, &c.) dragged on the ground for foxhounds trained to the pursuit (DRAG'-HOUNDS) to follow: (billiards) a push somewhat under the centre of the cue-ball, causing it to follow the object-ball a short way.--ns. DRAG'-BAR, a strong iron bar for connecting railway-carriages together--also DRAW'-BAR; DRAG'-BOLT, a strong bolt passing through the drag-bar of railway-carriages, and serving to fasten the coupling; DRAG'-CHAIN, the chain that connects engine and tender, or carriages and wagons, with one another; DRAG'-MAN, a fisherman who uses a drag-net; DRAG'-NET, a net to be dragged or drawn along the bottom of water to catch fish; DRAGS'MAN, the driver of a drag or coach. [A.S. dragan; Ger. tragen. Acc. to Curtius, nowise conn. with L. trah[)e]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  63. Pull along with force, difficulty, or friction; allow (feet, tail, &c.) to trail; ship drags her anchor, anchor drags, anchor fails to hold; d. in, introduce (subject) needlessly (also d. in by the head& shoulders); (Mus.) go too slowly, be wanting in life; trail, go heavily; d. on, continue (t. & i.) tediously; d. out, protract; use grapnel or d. (often for drowned person or lost object), dredge, search bottom of, (river &c.) with grapnels, nets, &c.; harrow (land); apply d. to (wheel, vehicle); (colloq.) d. up (child), rear roughly. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. Heavy harrow; rough sledge; four-horsed private vehicle like stage coach; (also d.-net) net drawn over bottom of river &c. or surface of field to enclose all fish or game; apparatus for dredging or recovering drowned persons &c.; muckrake; iron shoe for retarding vehicle downhill; obstruction to progress; strong-smelling thing for hounds to follow in-stead of fox, club for pursuing this sport; slow motion, impeded progress; d.-anchor, floating frame on hawser to check lee-way of drifting ship; d.-chain, used to retard vehicle by fixing wheel, (fig.) impediment. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. n. A draw-net used in deep sea fishery; —a net or hook used to bring up sunken bodies from the bottom of a river or harbor; —a low cart or car; a kind of carriage; a heavy harrow;—any thing that retards motion; a clog; instrument for stopping the wheels of a vehicle; —that which is drawn or towed; —any hindrance to success or prosperity. Cabinet Dictionary
  66. A net drawn along the bottom of the water; an instrument with hooks to catch hold of things underwater; a kind of car drawn by the hand. Complete Dictionary

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