An example of drag is a person not wanting to go to a party.
The dog's leash dragged on the sidewalk.
The town's main drag.
Dragging for the sunken craft.
He dragged along behind us.
The time dragged as we waited.
Dragged up that embarrassing incident; is always dragging his money problems into the conversation.
Dragged the story out.
Dragged the infield between innings.
The evening was a real drag.
An actor in drag.
A drag performer; a drag show.
- To move (an icon), esp. by means of a mouse, in such a way that its course can be followed.
- To relocate or process (a file, etc.) by so moving its icon.
- 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 drag on his resources.
The main drag.
Time seems to drag when you’re waiting for a bus.
Drag the file into the window to open it.
The car's loose muffler was dragging on the road.
When designing cars, manufacturers have to take drag into consideration.
To run a drag.
A stone drag.
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.
Dragged the heavy box out of the way.
Don't drag your coat in the mud.
- To act or work with intentional slowness; delay.
- to prolong or be prolonged tediously
- to act with deliberate slowness or obvious reluctance; be uncooperative
Origin of drag
- Middle English draggen from Old Norse draga or variant of Middle English drawen draw
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.