Drag Definition

drăg
dragged, dragging, drags
verb
dragged, dragging, drags
To pull or draw with force or effort, esp. along the ground; haul.
Webster's New World
To be dragged; be pulled along the ground or other surface; trail.
Webster's New World
To lag behind.
Webster's New World
To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.
American Heritage
To pull a grapnel, net, etc. over the bottom of (a river, lake, etc.) in searching for something; dredge.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
drags
Something dragged or pulled along the ground.
Webster's New World
A device used to catch and haul up something under water; grapnel, dragnet, etc.
Webster's New World
A heavy sledge or cart for hauling loads.
American Heritage
Anything that hinders or obstructs.
A drag on his resources.
Webster's New World
A large four-horse coach with seats inside and on top.
American Heritage
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adjective
Of, relating to, or being a person wearing clothing characteristic of the opposite sex.
A drag performer; a drag show.
American Heritage
idiom
drag (one's) feet
  • To act or work with intentional slowness; delay.
American Heritage
drag on
  • to prolong or be prolonged tediously
Webster's New World
drag one's feet
  • to act with deliberate slowness or obvious reluctance; be uncooperative
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Drag

Noun

Singular:
drag
Plural:
drags

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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