Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “drag”

See all translations

drag

verb
 
 
/dræɡ/ ( present participle dragging, past tense and past participle dragged)
drag sth/sb across/along/over, etc B2 to pull something or someone along the ground somewhere, usually with difficulty: The table was too heavy to lift, so we had to drag it across the room.Pulling
drag sb along/out/to, etc to make someone go somewhere they do not want to go: She dragged me to the mall to look at shoes. I have to drag myself out of bed every morning.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
COMPUTER [T] B1 to move something somewhere on a computer screen using a mouse (= small computer control) Operating computers
TIME [I] ( also drag on) to continue for too much time in a boring way: The negotiations dragged on for months. →  See also drag your feet (foot) Spending time and time passing
(Definition of drag verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “drag” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More