drag, retarding force(noun)
the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
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"
something tedious and boring
"peeling potatoes is a drag"
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"
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"
the act of dragging (pulling with force)
"the drag up the hill exhausted him"
pull, as against a resistance
"He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
haul, hale, cart, drag(verb)
draw slowly or heavily
"haul stones"; "haul nets"
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"
move slowly and as if with great effort
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"
puff, drag, draw(verb)
suck in or take (air)
"draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
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"
walk without lifting the feet
search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
"He dragged me away from the television set"
drag, drag on, drag out(verb)
proceed for an extended period of time
"The speech dragged on for two hours"
Women's clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment.
He performed in drag.
Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture.
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.
a confection; a comfit; a drug
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
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
to draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty
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
to move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly
to serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back
to fish with a dragnet
the act of dragging; anything which is dragged
a net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc
a kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag
a heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage
a heavy harrow, for breaking up ground
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)
also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel
hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment
motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged
the bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope
a steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone
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
Origin: [See Drag, v. t., and cf. Dray a cart, and 1st Dredge.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
drag, v.t. to draw by force: to draw slowly: to pull roughly and violently: to explore with a drag-net or hook.—v.i. to hang so as to trail on the ground: to be forcibly drawn along: to move slowly and heavily:—pr.p. drag′ging; pa.p. dragged.—n. a net or hook for dragging along to catch things under water: a heavy harrow: a device for guiding wood to the saw: a mail-coach: a long open carriage, with transverse or side seats: a contrivance for retarding carriage-wheels in going down slopes: any obstacle to progress: an artificial scent (anise-seed, &c.) dragged on the ground for foxhounds trained to the pursuit (Drag′-hounds) to follow: (billiards) a push somewhat under the centre of the cue-ball, causing it to follow the object-ball a short way.—ns. Drag′-bar, a strong iron bar for connecting railway-carriages together—also Draw′-bar; Drag′-bolt, a strong bolt passing through the drag-bar of railway-carriages, and serving to fasten the coupling; Drag′-chain, the chain that connects engine and tender, or carriages and wagons, with one another; Drag′-man, a fisherman who uses a drag-net; Drag′-net, a net to be dragged or drawn along the bottom of water to catch fish; Drags′man, the driver of a drag or coach. [A.S. dragan; Ger. tragen. Acc. to Curtius, nowise conn. with L. trahĕre.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The pull exercised by a magnetic field upon a conductor moving through it or upon the motion of an armature in it.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'drag' in Verbs Frequency: #540
The numerical value of drag in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of drag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles.. by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
Energy shares are still vulnerable. I don't think they've shown signs of bottoming yet, this is going to drag on.
An orphan's curse would drag to HellA spirit from on highBut oh More horrible than thatIs the curse in a dead man's eye.
Golf is the cruelest game, because eventually it will drag you out in front of the whole school, take your lunch money and slap you around.
In an ignorant country, everything will try to drag you down! Stay firm, aim at the stars, keep going up and drag up the people who are trying to drag you down!
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- тегля, влача се, драга, мъкна се, дърпане, дърпамBulgarian
- arrossegarCatalan, Valencian
- vléct se, táhnout, vléctCzech
- sich ziehen, zerren, schleifen, Luftwiderstand, Widerstand, sich dahinziehen, ziehen, schleppenGerman
- bocanada, arrastrar, resistenciaSpanish
- vetää, missata, hidastella, ajoankkuri, luisto, kiusankappale, laahustaa, naara, rautaharava, harmi, hajujälki, raahata, pettymys, väliaineen vastus, raahautua, kiskoa, alakierre, blossi, kärry, laahata, jarru, laahus, vastus, madella, savut, reki, harminkappale, dragFinnish
- emmerdeur, trainée, emmerdeuse, traîner, taffeFrench
- slaod, tarraingScottish Gaelic
- ձգել, քաշել, քարշ տալArmenian
- strascicare, trascinare, strascinare, trainareItalian
- 引き離す, 引く, 引きずるJapanese
- trahī, trahereLatin
- drag, blåsNorwegian
- hinderpaal, fundering, belemmering, luchtweerstand, slepenDutch
- волочить, таскать, обуза, драга, волочиться, затяжка, сопротивление, тащиться, разочарование, тащитьRussian
- дим, вућиSerbo-Croatian
- ťahať sa, ťahať, vliecť, vliecť saSlovak
- dragg, dra, släpa, drög, bloss, krypa, luftmotståndSwedish
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