Definition of Drag


  • 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
    - retarding force


  • proceed for an extended period of time
    "The speech dragged on for two hours"
    - drag on - drag out
  • persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
    "He dragged me away from the television set"
  • search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  • walk without lifting the feet
  • 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"
  • suck in or take (air)
    "draw a deep breath"
    "draw on a cigarette"
  • to lag or linger behind
    "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
    - get behind - hang back - drop behind - drop back
  • move slowly and as if with great effort
  • 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"
    - sweep up - drag in
  • draw slowly or heavily
    "haul stones"
    "haul nets"
  • pull, as against a resistance
    "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"
    "These worries were dragging at him"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble drag

13 unscramble word found using the letters drag.

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