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drag

verb [I/T]  /dræɡ/ (-gg-) us  

drag verb [I/T] (PULL)

to move something heavy by pulling it along the ground: [T] If the box is too heavy to lift, just drag it over here. fig. To drag someone away/out is to persuade someone to leave or do something when the person does not want to do it: [T] I hate to drag you away from the party, but we really have to go. If you drag out an event, you cause it to continue for longer than is necessary or convenient: [M] They should make a decision now instead of dragging out the discussion. If an event drags, it seems to happen very slowly: [I] The play dragged in the second act.

drag

noun  /dræɡ/ us  

drag noun (PULL)

[C] something or someone that slows progress or development, or that makes success less likely: Keeping a large staff is a drag on our income.

drag noun (BORING EVENT)

[U] infml someone or something that is unpleasant and boring: Waiting in a doctor’s office is such a drag!

drag noun (CLOTHES)

[U] slang women’s clothes worn by a man
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