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drag

 
 
pronunciation:
draeg
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
drag out
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dragged, dragging, drags
definition 1: to pull along with force (often partly on the ground); haul.
We dragged the wet and heavy carpet from the living room to the porch.He dragged the drunken man out of his taxi.
synonyms:
draw, haul, tug
similar words:
hale, heave, lug, pull, tow, trail
definition 2: to search (the bottom of a lake, river, or the like).
The police dragged the river in search of the man's body.
similar words:
dredge, rake
definition 3: to inject into a discussion, often gratuitously or inappropriately.
Please don't drag money into this discussion.
synonyms:
inject
similar words:
bring, interject, interpose
definition 4: to cause (oneself or another) to move or go somewhere despite reluctance or lack of interest.
His wife is always dragging him to the opera.I was tired this morning and I had to drag myself out of bed.
definition 5: in computing, to move (a selected item) across a computer screen by manipulating the mouse while holding down the mouse button.
You can drag the paragraph to wherever you want it to appear in the document.She dragged the image file into the shared folder.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to go or pass slowly.
Traffic often drags at this time of day.The commencement speeches dragged on and on.
synonyms:
crawl, creep, inch
antonyms:
fly
similar words:
loiter, poke
definition 2: to fall behind; lag.
The injured animal dragged behind the rest of the herd.
synonyms:
lag
similar words:
dally, linger, loiter, straggle, tarry, trail
definition 3: to trail behind or on the ground.
Her long skirt caught on something as it dragged over the grass.
synonyms:
draggle, trail
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that adds friction or retards movement.
synonyms:
brake
similar words:
damper, delay, friction, hindrance, impediment, pull
definition 2: an implement for dragging the bottom of a body of water to recover objects.
synonyms:
dredge
similar words:
rake
definition 3: a puff of a cigarette, pipe, or the like.
synonyms:
puff, pull
similar words:
draft
definition 4: (informal) women's clothing when worn by a man, or men's clothing when worn by a woman.
He came to the party in drag.
similar words:
transvestism
definition 5: (slang) a boring or inhibiting person or situation.
Your sister is a drag at parties; nobody has any fun when she's around.Math is a drag this year.
synonyms:
bore
antonyms:
fun
similar words:
dweeb, nerd, spoilsport, stick-in-the-mud, wet blanket
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phrase: drag out