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Definition of Drag

Drag

  1. A confection; a comfit; a drug.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
  5. 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.
  6. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
  7. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
  8. To fish with a dragnet.
  9. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
  10. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
  11. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
  12. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
  13. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
  14. 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).
  15. Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
  16. Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.
  17. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
  18. The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.
  19. A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
  20. 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.

Drag Quotations

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
Mark Twain

Error is acceptable as long as we are young; but one must not drag it along into old age.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I think that God gives you your own will and choices. I don't believe that we're supposed to drag ourselves through life defeated and not see God's blessings. But you have to make the right choices and follow that still, small voice within you. Because I think that's how God leads us.
Joel Osteen

It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
Dolly Parton

What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it's a drag? But you see, that's what people do.
Alan Watts
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Drag Translations

drag in Afrikaans is trek, sleep
drag in Dutch is trekken
drag in German is schleppen, nachschleppen, ziehen, ziehen
drag in Italian is trascinare
drag in Norwegian is kjedelig, trekke, dra
drag in Portuguese is puxar, arrasto
drag in Spanish is remolcar, arrastrar, tirar

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