- simple past tense and past participle of drag
Variant of drag
transitive verbdragged, dragging
- 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 of dragMiddle 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
drag onor drag out
to prolong or be prolonged tediously
drag one's feetor drag one's heels☆
Slang to act with deliberate slowness or obvious reluctance; be uncooperative