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drag

verb (PULL)    /dræɡ/ (-gg-)
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
(Definition of drag verb (PULL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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