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Related / Similar Words: puff, pull, retarding force, drag on, drag out, draw, dredge, haul, hale, cart, scuff, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in

 

Definition:
  • the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag";
  • 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";
  • the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid;
  • proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours";
  • persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set";
  • suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette";
  • search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost;
  • pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him";
  • draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets";
  • walk without lifting the feet;
  • to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging";
  • move slowly and as if with great effort;
  • 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";
  • 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";

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    See Also: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in

     

    Hyponyms: toke, sonic barrier, sound barrier, windage, shlep, schlep, pull along, trail, train, bowse, bouse

     

    Entailments: smoke

     

    Part Meronyms: smoke, smoking

     

    Derivational Morphology: haul, hale, cart, puff, draw, whiff, pull, dredge, puller, tugger, dragger, trawler, haulage, hauler, haulier, hauling, trucking, truckage, scuff, scuffer, dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, imbroglio, embroilment

     

    Anagrams: grad

     

     
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