- The definition of a drag is a person or thing that is being slow, pulled, moved or resistant.
An example of drag is a person not wanting to go to a party.
- Drag is defined as to pull or move a person or thing.
- An example of drag is pulling a dog who doesn't want to go anywhere by their leash.
- An example of drag is highlighting a folder on a computer desktop and moving it into another folder on the desktop.
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- to pull or draw with force or effort, esp. along the ground; haul
- to move (oneself) with effort
- to force into some situation, action, etc.
- to pull a grapnel, net, etc. over the bottom of (a river, lake, etc.) in searching for something; dredge
- to draw a harrow over (land)
- to draw (something) out over a period of time; protract tediously or painfully
- to bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
- ☆ Baseball to hit (a ball) in executing a drag bunt
Origin: Middle English draggen ; from Old Norse draga (or Old English dragan): see draw
- to be dragged; be pulled along the ground or other surface; trail
- to lag behind
- to be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
- to search a body of water with a grapnel, net, etc.
- Slang to draw deeply (on a cigarette, pipe, etc.)
- Slang to participate in or as if in a drag race
- something dragged or pulled along the ground; specif.,
- a harrow used for breaking ground
- a heavy sledge, or sled
- a type of private stagecoach of the 19th cent., with seats inside and on top, drawn by four horses
- a device used to catch and haul up something under water; grapnel, dragnet, etc.
- a thing that checks motion, as a brake on the wheel of a carriage
- anything that hinders or obstructs: a drag on his resources
- the amount by which anything drags
- the act of dragging; slow, cumbersome movement
- ☆ Slang influence that gains special or undeserved favors; pull
- ☆ Slang
- a deep puff of a cigarette, pipe, etc.
- a swallow of liquid
- ☆ Slang a dance
- Slang street; road: the main drag
- ☆ Slang drag race
- ☆ Slang a dull or boring person, situation, etc.
- clothing of the opposite sex, esp. as worn by a male homosexual
- clothing, esp. clothing typical of a certain country, period, occupation, etc.
- Aeron., Engineering a resisting force exerted on an aircraft, motor vehicle, etc. parallel to its airstream and opposite in direction to its motion
- a trail of scent left by an animal
- something dragged over the ground to leave a trail of scent
- a hunt over such a trailin full drag hunt
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verb dragged dragged, drag·ging, drags verb, transitive
- To pull along with difficulty or effort; haul: dragged the heavy box out of the way. See Synonyms at pull.
- To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground.
- Computer Science a. To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.b. To move (an element of a graphical display) on a computer screen using a pointing device.
- To move or bring by force or with great effort: had to drag him to the dentist; dragged the truth out of the reluctant witness.
- a. To search or sweep the bottom of (a body of water), as with a grappling hook or dragnet.b. To bring up or catch by such means.
- To prolong tediously: dragged the story out.
- Baseball To hit (a bunt) while taking the first steps toward first base.
- To break up, rake, or smooth out (land or dirt), especially by pulling a drag or heavy mesh: dragged the infield between innings.
- To trail along the ground: The dog's leash dragged on the sidewalk.
- To move slowly or with effort.
- To lag behind.
- To pass or proceed slowly, tediously, or laboriously: The time dragged as we waited.
- Computer Science To move a pointing device while pressing down on one of its buttons.
- To search or dredge the bottom of a body of water: dragging for the sunken craft.
- To take part in or as if in a drag race.
- To draw on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
- The act of dragging.
- Something, such as a harrow or an implement for spreading manure, that is dragged along the ground.
- A device, such as a grappling hook, that is used for dragging under water.
- A heavy sledge or cart for hauling loads.
- A large four-horse coach with seats inside and on top.
- Something, such as a sea anchor or a brake on a fishing reel, that retards motion.
- One that impedes or slows progress; a drawback or burden: the drag of taxation on economic growth.
- The degree of resistance involved in dragging or hauling.
- The retarding force exerted on a moving body by a fluid medium such as air or water.
- A slow, laborious motion or movement.
- a. The scent or trail of a fox or another animal.b. Something that provides an artificial scent.
- Slang One that is obnoxiously tiresome: The evening was a real drag.
- A puff on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
- Slang A street or road: the town's main drag.
- The clothing characteristic of one sex when worn by a member of the opposite sex: an actor in drag.
Origin: Middle English draggen, from Old Norse draga or variant of Middle English drawen; see draw.
drag - Computer Definition
To move an object on screen such that its complete movement is visible from starting location to destination. The movement may be activated with a stylus, mouse or keyboard keys. To drag an object with the mouse, point to it. Press the mouse button and hold the button down while moving the mouse. When the object is at its new location, release the mouse button. See Win Drag and drop.
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drag - Phrases/Idioms
drag onor drag out
drag one's feetor drag one's heelsâ
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drag - Science Definition
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