Definitions for drag

Definitions for (noun) drag

Main entry: drag

Definition: the act of dragging (pulling with force)

Usage: the drag up the hill exhausted him

Main entry: drag, puff, pull

Definition: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

Usage: he took a puff on his pipe; he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

Main entry: drag

Definition: clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)

Usage: he went to the party dressed in drag; the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag

Main entry: drag

Definition: something tedious and boring

Usage: peeling potatoes is a drag

Main entry: drag

Definition: something that slows or delays progress

Usage: taxation is a drag on the economy; too many laws are a drag on the use of new land

Main entry: retarding force, drag

Definition: the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

Definitions for (verb) drag

Main entry: drag, drag on, drag out

Definition: proceed for an extended period of time

Usage: The speech dragged on for two hours

Main entry: drag

Definition: persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting

Usage: He dragged me away from the television set

Main entry: puff, drag, draw

Definition: suck in or take (air)

Usage: draw a deep breath; draw on a cigarette

Main entry: drag, dredge

Definition: search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

Main entry: drag

Definition: pull, as against a resistance

Usage: He dragged the big suitcase behind him; These worries were dragging at him

Main entry: drag, cart, hale, haul

Definition: draw slowly or heavily

Usage: haul stones; haul nets

Main entry: scuff, drag

Definition: walk without lifting the feet

Main entry: drag, drop back, drop behind, trail, get behind, hang back

Definition: to lag or linger behind

Usage: But in so many other areas we still are dragging

Main entry: drag

Definition: move slowly and as if with great effort

Main entry: drag

Definition: use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu

Usage: drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen

Main entry: embroil, drag, drag in, sweep, sweep up, tangle

Definition: force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

Usage: They were swept up by the events; don't drag me into this business

Visual thesaurus for drag