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English Dictionary: drag by the DICT Development Group
5 results for drag
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    Synonym(s): drag, 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 puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
    Synonym(s): puff, drag, pull
  6. the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him"
  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 stones"; "haul nets"
    Synonym(s): haul, hale, cart, drag
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, 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"
    Synonym(s): drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back
  6. suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
    Synonym(s): puff, drag, 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
    Synonym(s): scuff, drag
  9. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
    Synonym(s): dredge, drag
  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"
    Synonym(s): drag, drag on, drag out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drag \Drag\, v. i.
      1. 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.
      2. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance
            with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
                     The day drags through, though storms keep out the
                     sun.                                                   --Byron.
                     Long, open panegyric drags at best.   -- Gay.
      3. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
                     A propeller is said to drag when the sails urge the
                     vessel faster than the revolutions of the screw can
                     propel her.                                       --Russell.
      4. To fish with a dragnet.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drag \Drag\, n. [See 3d {Dredge}.]
      A confection; a comfit; a drug. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drag \Drag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dragged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Dragging}.] [OE. draggen; akin to Sw. dragga to search with
      a grapnel, fr. dragg grapnel, fr. draga to draw, the same
      word as E. draw. [?] See {Draw}.]
      1. 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.
                     Dragged by the cords which through his feet were
                     thrust.                                             --Denham.
                     The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag
                     thee down.                                          --Tennyson.
                     A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a
                     wounded snake, drags its slow length along. --Pope.
      2. 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.
                     Then while I dragged my brains for such a song.
      3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in
            pain or with difficulty.
                     Have dragged a lingering life.            -- Dryden.
      {To drag an anchor} (Naut.), to trail it along the bottom
            when the anchor will not hold the ship.
      Syn: See {Draw}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drag \Drag\, n. [See {Drag}, v. t., and cf. {Dray} a cart, and
      1st {Dredge}.]
      1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
      2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under
            water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
      3. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind
            of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
      4. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
            [Collog.] --Thackeray.
      5. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
            (a) 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).
            (b) Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a
                  carriage wheel.
            (c) Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to
                  progress or enjoyment.
                           My lectures were only a pleasure to me, and no
                           drag.                                          --J. D.
      7. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if
            clogged. [bd]Had a drag in his walk.[b8] -- Hazlitt.
      8. (Founding) The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper
            part being the cope.
      9. (Masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing
            of soft stone.
      10. (Marine Engin.) 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.
      {Drag sail} (Naut.), a sail or canvas rigged on a stout
            frame, to be dragged by a vessel through the water in
            order to keep her head to the wind or to prevent drifting;
            -- called also {drift sail}, {drag sheet}, {drag anchor},
            {sea anchor}, {floating anchor}, etc.
      {Drag twist} (Mining), a spiral hook at the end of a rod for
            cleaning drilled holes.
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