HyperDic: drag

English > 17 senses of the word drag:
VERBcontactdragpull, as against a resistance
contactdrag, haul, hale, cartdraw slowly or heavily
stativedrag, embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag inforce into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
motiondragmove slowly and as if with great effort
motiondrag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop backto lag or linger behind
consumptiondrag, puff, drawsuck in or take (air)
motiondraguse a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
motiondrag, scuffwalk without lifting the feet
contactdrag, dredgesearch (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
communicationdragpersuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
changedrag, drag on, drag outproceed for an extended period of time
NOUNphenomenondrag, retarding forcethe phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
cognitiondragsomething that slows or delays progress
attributedragsomething tedious and boring
artifactdragclothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
actdrag, puff, pulla slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
actdragthe act of dragging (pulling with force)
drag > pronunciation
Soundsdrae'g
RhymesAg ... zigzag: 32 rhymes with aeg...
English > drag: 17 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid.
Synonymretarding force
Narrowersonic barrier, sound barrierThe increase / increase in aerodynamic drag as an airplane approaches the speed of sound
windageThe retarding force of air friction on a moving object
BroaderresistanceAny mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion / motion
English > drag: 17 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething that slows or delays progress.
Examples
  • "taxation is a drag on the economy"
  • "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
English > drag: 17 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningSomething tedious and boring.
Example"peeling potatoes is a drag"
Broadertediousness, tedium, tiresomenessdullness owing to length or slowness
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishlata
English > drag: 17 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningclothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man).
Examples
  • "he went to the party dressed in drag"
  • "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"
Broaderclothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habilimentA covering designed to be worn on a person's body
English > drag: 17 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke).
Example "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
Synonymspuff, pull
Part ofsmoke, smokingThe act of smoking tobacco or other substances
NarrowertokeA puff of a marijuana or hashish cigarette
Broaderinhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing inThe act of inhaling
Spanisharrastre, atracción, calada, chupada
Catalancalada, pipada
Verbsdragsuck in or take (air)
English > drag: 17 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of dragging (pulling with force).
Example"the drag up the hill exhausted him"
Broaderpull, pullingThe act of pulling
Spanisharrastre
Catalanarrossegar
Verbsdragpull, as against a resistance
dragdraw slowly or heavily
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPull, as against a resistance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"
  • "These worries were dragging at him"
Narrowershlep, schlep, pull alongpull along heavily, like a heavy load against a resistance
trail, traindrag loosely along a surface
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
See alsodrag inforce into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
Spanisharrastrar, tirar
Catalanarrossegar, tirar
Nounsdragthe act of dragging (pulling with force)
draggersomeone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningDraw slowly or heavily.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymshaul, hale, cart
Narrowerbowse, bousehaul with a tackle
underrunHaul onto a boat
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Spanishacarrear, arrastrar, carretear, tirar, transportar
Catalanarrossegar, carrejar, carretejar, estirar, tirar, traginar, transportar
Nounsdragthe act of dragging (pulling with force)
draggera fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish
draggersomeone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningForce into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example "don't drag me into this business"
Synonymsembroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in
BroaderinvolveEngage as a participant
Spanishimplicar
Catalanembolicar, implicar
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove slowly and as if with great effort.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanisharrastrar
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningTo lag or linger behind.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
Synonymstrail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back
Broaderlag, dawdle, fall back, fall behindhang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Spanishrezagarse
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 6, consumption
Meaningsuck in or take (air).
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymspuff, draw
Entailssmokeinhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
Broaderinhale, inspire, breathe inDraw in (air)
Spanishdar caladas
Nounsdraga slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 7, motion
MeaningUse a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 8, motion
Meaningwalk without lifting the feet.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThe children drag to the playground
Synonymscuff
Broadershuffle, scuffle, shamblewalk by dragging one's feet
Spanisharrastrar
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 9, contact
Meaningsearch (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men drag the area for animals; The men drag for animals in the area
Synonymdredge
Broadersearch, seek, look fortry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
Spanisharrastrar, dragar, rastrear
Catalandragar, rastrejar
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 10, communication
Meaningpersuade to come away from something attractive or interesting.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Example"He dragged me away from the television set"
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanisharrancar
English > drag: 17 senses > verb 11, change
Meaningproceed for an extended period of time.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The speech dragged on for two hours"
Synonymsdrag on, drag out
Broaderproceed, goFollow a certain course

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