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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


Entailsmoke

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


Synonymsscuff


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


Synonymsdredge


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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