Definitions for dragdræg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dragdræg(v.; n.; adj.)dragged, drag•ging

  1. (v.t.)to draw slowly and with effort; haul.

  2. to search with a drag, grapnel, or the like:

    to drag a lake for a gun.

  3. to smooth (land) with a drag or harrow.

  4. to introduce or insert:

    He drags his war stories into every conversation.

  5. to protract (something) tediously (often fol. by out):

    They dragged the discussion out for three hours.

  6. to pull (a graphical image) from one place to another on a computer display screen, esp. by using a mouse.

    Category: Computers

  7. (v.i.)to be drawn or hauled along.

  8. to trail on the ground.

  9. to move heavily or slowly and with great effort.

  10. to feel listless or move in such a manner (often fol. by around):

    This heat has everyone dragging around.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. to lag behind.

  12. to take part in a drag race.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. to take a puff:

    to drag on a cigarette.

  14. (n.)any device for dragging the bottom of a body of water to recover or detect objects.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  15. a heavy wooden or steel frame drawn over the ground to smooth it.

    Category: Agriculture

  16. a sledge for moving heavy objects.

  17. Slang. someone or something tedious; a bore.

    Category: Status (usage)

  18. the aerodynamic force exerted on an airfoil, airplane, or other aerodynamic body that tends to reduce its forward motion.

    Category: Aeronautics

  19. a metal shoe that serves as a brake for wagon wheels.

    Category: Machinery

  20. an act of dragging.

  21. slow, laborious procedure.

  22. something that retards progress.

  23. a puff on a cigarette, pipe, etc.

  24. characteristically worn by the opposite sex:

    to go to a dance in drag.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  25. Slang. influence; clout.

    Category: Status (usage)

  26. Slang. a girl or woman that one is escorting; date.

    Category: Status (usage)

  27. Slang.a dance, as at a high school or college.

  28. Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

    Ref: main drag .

  29. (adj.)Slang.associated with the opposite sex.

Origin of drag:

1350–1400; ME; prob. < MLG dragge grapnel, draggen to dredge, der. of drag-draw


Princeton's WordNet

  1. drag, retarding force(noun)

    the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

  2. drag(noun)

    something that slows or delays progress

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

  3. drag(noun)

    something tedious and boring

    "peeling potatoes is a drag"

  4. drag(noun)

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

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

  5. puff, drag, pull(noun)

    a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

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

  6. drag(verb)

    the act of dragging (pulling with force)

    "the drag up the hill exhausted him"

  7. drag(verb)

    pull, as against a resistance

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

  8. haul, hale, cart, drag(verb)

    draw slowly or heavily

    "haul stones"; "haul nets"

  9. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in(verb)

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

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

  10. drag(verb)

    move slowly and as if with great effort

  11. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back(verb)

    to lag or linger behind

    "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

  12. puff, drag, draw(verb)

    suck in or take (air)

    "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"

  13. drag(verb)

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

    "drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"

  14. scuff, drag(verb)

    walk without lifting the feet

  15. dredge, drag(verb)

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

  16. drag(verb)

    persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting

    "He dragged me away from the television set"

  17. drag, drag on, drag out(verb)

    proceed for an extended period of time

    "The speech dragged on for two hours"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. drag(verb)æg

    to pull sth with difficulty

    The men dragged the equipment across the yard.

  2. dragæg

    to force sb to go somewhere or do sth

    My mom dragged me to the barber shop.

  3. dragæg

    to hang down to the ground as sth moves along

    The child walked with her teddy bear dragging behind her.

  4. dragæg

    (of time or an event) to seem to pass slowly

    The afternoon dragged.

  5. dragæg

    to move sth from one part of a computer screen to another with the mouse

    Drag and drop files into a new folder.

  6. dragæg

    to do sth too slowly

    City hall is dragging its feet on this issue.


  1. drag(Noun)

    Women's clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment.

    He performed in drag.

  2. drag(Noun)

    Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture.

    corporate drag

  3. Origin: From draggen, early dragen, confluence of dragan and draga; both from draganan, from dʰerāgʰ-. Verb sense influenced due to association with the noun drag, related to dragge. Cognate with drægge, drage, dragga, draga, draga. More at draw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drag(noun)

    a confection; a comfit; a drug

  2. Drag(verb)

    to draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; -- applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing

  3. Drag(verb)

    to break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag

  4. Drag(verb)

    to draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty

  5. Drag(verb)

    to be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not hold

  6. Drag(verb)

    to move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly

  7. Drag(verb)

    to serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back

  8. Drag(verb)

    to fish with a dragnet

  9. Drag(verb)

    the act of dragging; anything which is dragged

  10. Drag(verb)

    a net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc

  11. Drag(verb)

    a kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag

  12. Drag(verb)

    a heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage

  13. Drag(verb)

    a heavy harrow, for breaking up ground

  14. Drag(verb)

    anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See Drag sail (below)

  15. Drag(verb)

    also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel

  16. Drag(verb)

    hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment

  17. Drag(verb)

    motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged

  18. Drag(verb)

    the bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope

  19. Drag(verb)

    a steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone

  20. Drag(verb)

    the difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. See Citation under Drag, v. i., 3


  1. Drag

    In fluid dynamics, drag refers to forces which act on a solid object in the direction of the relative fluid flow velocity. Unlike other resistive forces, such as dry friction, which is nearly independent of velocity, drag forces depend on velocity. Drag forces always decrease fluid velocity relative to the solid object in the fluid's path.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Drag

    The pull exercised by a magnetic field upon a conductor moving through it or upon the motion of an armature in it.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drag' in Verbs Frequency: #540

Anagrams of drag

  1. Grad

Translations for drag

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something which slows something down

He felt that his lack of education was a drag on his progress.

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