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Dictionary definition for: Drag

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

2. (v) pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him" "These worries were dragging at him"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones" "haul nets"

5. (v) 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"

6. (n) something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) move slowly and as if with great effort

9. (n) 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"

10. (v) to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

11. (v) suck in or take (air) "draw a deep breath" "draw on a cigarette"

12. (n) the act of dragging (pulling with force) "the drag up the hill exhausted him"

13. (v) 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. (v) walk without lifting the feet

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

16. (v) persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"

17. (v) proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours"

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