- To act or work with intentional slowness; delay.
- to prolong or be prolonged tediously
- to act with deliberate slowness or obvious reluctance; be uncooperative
Other Word Forms of Drag
Origin of Drag
From Middle English draggen (“to drag”), early Middle English dragen (“to draw, carry”), confluence of Old English dragan (“to drag, draw, draw oneself, go, protract”) and Old Norse draga (“to draw, attract”); both from Proto-Germanic *draganą (“to draw, drag”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerāgʰ- (“to draw, drag”). Verb sense influenced due to association with the noun drag (“that which is hauled or dragged”), related to Low German dragge (“a drag-anchor, grapnel”). Cognate with Danish drægge (“to dredge”), Danish drage (“to draw, attract”), Swedish dragga (“to drag, drag anchor, sweep”), Swedish draga (“to draw, go”), Icelandic draga (“to drag, pull”). More at draw.
Middle English draggen from Old Norse draga or variant of Middle English drawen draw
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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