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Meaning of DRAG

Pronunciation:  drag

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  4. [v]  proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours"
  5. [v]  persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"
  6. [v]  suck in or take, as of air; "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
  7. [v]  pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
  8. [v]  search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  9. [v]  draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
  10. [v]  walk without lifting the feet
  11. [v]  to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging."
  12. [v]  move slowly and as if with great effort
  13. [v]  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"
  14. [v]  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"

DRAG is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cart, drag in, drag on, drag out, draw, dredge, drop behind, embroil, get behind, hale, hang back, haul, puff, puff, retarding force, scuff, sweep, sweep up, tangle, trail
 See Also: aspiration, bouse, bowse, breathe in, breathing in, dawdle, displace, drag, drag in, draw, embroil, fall back, fall behind, force, go, go, inhalation, inhale, inspiration, inspire, involve, lag, locomote, look for, move, persuade, proceed, pull, pull, pull along, pulling, resistance, schlep, scuffle, search, seek, shamble, shlep, shuffle, smoke, smoke, smoking, sonic barrier, sound barrier, sway, sweep, sweep up, tangle, toke, trail, train, travel, windage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Drag\, n. [See 3d {Dredge}.]
    A confection; a comfit; a drug. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \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}.
  3. \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.
  4. \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. ``Had a drag in his walk.'' -- 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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