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English noun: drag

1. drag (phenomenon) the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

Synonymsretarding force

Broader (hypernym)resistance

Narrower (hyponym)sonic barrier, sound barrier, windage

2. drag (cognition) something that slows or delays progress

SamplesTaxation is a drag on the economy.
Too many laws are a drag on the use of new land.

Broader (hypernym)balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

3. drag (attribute) something tedious and boring

SamplesPeeling potatoes is a drag.

Broader (hypernym)tediousness, tedium, tiresomeness

Domain usagecolloquialism

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

SamplesHe went to the party dressed in drag.
The waitresses looked like missionaries in drag.

Broader (hypernym)article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable

5. drag (act) a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

SamplesHe took a puff on his pipe.
He took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly.

Synonymspuff, pull

Broader (hypernym)aspiration, breathing in, inhalation, inspiration, intake

Narrower (hyponym)toke

Part meronymsmoke, smoking

6. drag (act) the act of dragging (pulling with force)

SamplesThe drag up the hill exhausted him.

Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling

English verb: drag

1. drag (contact) pull, as against a resistance

SamplesHe dragged the big suitcase behind him.
These worries were dragging at him.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull

Narrower (hyponym)pull along, schlep, shlep, trail, train

2. drag (contact) draw slowly or heavily

SamplesHaul stones.
Haul nets.

Synonymscart, hale, haul

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull

Narrower (hyponym)bouse, bowse

3. drag (stative) force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

SamplesThey were swept up by the events.
Don't drag me into this business.

Synonymsdrag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up, tangle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)involve

4. drag (motion) move slowly and as if with great effort

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

5. drag (motion) to lag or linger behind

SamplesBut in so many other areas we still are dragging.

Synonymsdrop back, drop behind, get behind, hang back, trail

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)dawdle, fall back, fall behind, lag

6. drag (consumption) suck in or take (air)

SamplesDraw a deep breath.
Draw on a cigarette.

Synonymsdraw, puff

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)breathe in, inhale, inspire


7. drag (motion) use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu

SamplesDrag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

8. drag (motion) walk without lifting the feet

ExamplesThe children drag to the playground


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)scuffle, shamble, shuffle

9. drag (contact) search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

ExamplesThe men drag the area for animals , The men drag for animals in the area


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

10. drag (communication) persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting

SamplesHe dragged me away from the television set.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)persuade

11. drag (change) proceed for an extended period of time

SamplesThe speech dragged on for two hours.

Synonymsdrag on, drag out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, proceed

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