Synonyms for drag

Synonyms for (noun) drag

Synonyms: drag

Definition: the act of dragging (pulling with force)

Usage: the drag up the hill exhausted him

Similar words: pull, pulling

Definition: the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

Usage: the pull up the hill had him breathing harder; his strenuous pulling strained his back


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: breathing in, inhalation, inspiration, intake, aspiration

Definition: the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, article of clothing, habiliment

Definition: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body


Synonyms: drag

Definition: something tedious and boring

Usage: peeling potatoes is a drag

Similar words: tiresomeness, tediousness, tedium

Definition: dullness owing to length or slowness


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress


Synonyms: retarding force, drag

Definition: the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

Similar words: resistance

Definition: any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Synonyms for (verb) drag

Synonyms: drag, drag on, drag out

Definition: proceed for an extended period of time

Usage: The speech dragged on for two hours

Similar words: go, proceed

Definition: follow a certain course

Usage: The inauguration went well; how did your interview go?


Synonyms: drag

Definition: persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting

Usage: He dragged me away from the television set

Similar words: persuade

Definition: cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

Usage: You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!


Synonyms: puff, drag, draw

Definition: suck in or take (air)

Usage: draw a deep breath; draw on a cigarette

Similar words: breathe in, inhale, inspire

Definition: draw in (air)

Usage: Inhale deeply; inhale the fresh mountain air; The patient has trouble inspiring; The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well


Synonyms: drag, dredge

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

Similar words: look for, search, seek

Definition: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

Usage: The police are searching for clues; They are searching for the missing man in the entire county


Synonyms: drag

Definition: pull, as against a resistance

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

Similar words: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled


Synonyms: drag, cart, hale, haul

Definition: draw slowly or heavily

Usage: haul stones; haul nets

Similar words: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled


Synonyms: scuff, drag

Definition: walk without lifting the feet

Similar words: scuffle, shamble, shuffle

Definition: walk by dragging one's feet

Usage: he shuffled out of the room; We heard his feet shuffling down the hall


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag

Definition: hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.


Synonyms: drag

Definition: move slowly and as if with great effort

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: involve

Definition: engage as a participant

Usage: Don't involve me in your family affairs!