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drag

verb uk   /dræɡ/ (-gg-) us  

drag verb (PULL)

B2 [T] to move something by pulling it along a surface, usually the ground: Pick the chair up instead of dragging it behind you! She dragged the canoe down to the water.Pulling C2 [T + adv/prep] to make someone go somewhere they do not want to go: She had to drag her child away from the toy shop. I really had to drag myself out of bed this morning.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way B1 [T] to move something on a computer screen using a mouseOperating computers [T] If you drag a subject into a conversation, etc., you begin to talk about it even if it is not connected with what you are talking about: She's always dragging sex into the conversation.Quoting and making references [T] to pull nets or hooks (= curved wires) along the bottom of a river or lake in order to find something: They found the man's body after dragging the canal.PullingSearching drag and drop B1 If you drag and drop something on a computer screen, you move it from one area to another using the mouse (DEVICE).Operating computers

drag verb (BORING)

C2 [I] If something such as a film or performance drags, it seems to go slowly because it is boring: The first half of the film was interesting but the second half dragged (on).Spending time and time passing

drag

noun uk   /dræɡ/ us  

drag noun (BORING THING)

[S] slang something that is not convenient and is boring or unpleasant: Filling in forms is such a drag! I've got to go to the dentist's again - what a drag!Inconvenience

drag noun (PULL)

[S or U] specialized physics, engineering the force that acts against the forward movement of something that is passing through a gas or a liquid: Engineers are always looking for ways to minimize drag when they design new aircraft.PullingEnergy, force and powerPower and intensity

drag noun (SUCK)

[C] slang the action of taking in air through a cigarette: Taking a deep drag of/on his cigarette he closed his eyes and sighed.Tobacco and smoking

drag noun (CLOTHES)

[U] informal the activity of dressing in clothes of the opposite sex, especially of a man dressing in women's clothes, often for humorous entertainment: a man in dragRelating to sexual preference
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