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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)
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