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Meaning: DRAG

1(n)the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
Type: 'noun.phenomenon'
Synonym: retarding force,
2(n)something that slows or delays progress
Type: 'noun.cognition'
Usage: 'taxation is a drag on the economy'
Usage: 'too many laws are a drag on the use of new land'
3(n)something tedious and boring
Type: 'noun.attribute'
Usage: 'peeling potatoes is a drag'
4(n)clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
Type: 'noun.artifact'
Usage: 'he went to the party dressed in drag'
Usage: 'the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag'
5(n)a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'he took a puff on his pipe'
Usage: 'he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly'
Synonym: puff, pull,
6(n)the act of dragging (pulling with force)
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'the drag up the hill exhausted him'
1(v)pull, as against a resistance
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'He dragged the big suitcase behind him'
Usage: 'These worries were dragging at him'
2(v)draw slowly or heavily
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'haul stones'
Usage: 'haul nets'
Synonym: cart, hale, haul,
3(v)force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'They were swept up by the events'
Usage: 'don't drag me into this business'
Synonym: drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up, tangle,
4(v)move slowly and as if with great effort
Type: 'verb.motion'
5(v)to lag or linger behind
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'But in so many other areas we still are dragging'
Synonym: drop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail,
6(v)suck in or take (air)
Type: 'verb.consumption'
Usage: 'draw a deep breath'
Usage: 'draw on a cigarette'
Synonym: draw, puff,
7(v)use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen'
8(v)walk without lifting the feet
Type: 'verb.motion'
Synonym: scuff,
9(v)search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
Type: 'verb.contact'
Synonym: dredge,
10(v)persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'He dragged me away from the television set'
11(v)proceed for an extended period of time
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'The speech dragged on for two hours'
Synonym: drag on, drag out,

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