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drag
verb (dragged , dragging )
1 to pull someone or something roughly or violently; to pull them or it along slowly and with force.
2 tr & intr to move or make something move along scraping the ground.
3 colloq (usu drag someone away) to force or persuade them to come away.
4 comput to move (an icon or file) across a screen by using a mouse with its key pressed down.
5 to search (eg a lake) with a hook or dragnet.
6 intr (sometimes drag by) said especially of time: to pass slowly.
7 intr , colloq (usu drag on) to proceed or continue slowly and tediously Her illness dragged on for weeks .
noun
1 an act of dragging; a dragging effect.
2 a person or thing that makes progress slow.
3 colloq a draw on a cigarette.
4 colloq a dull or tedious person or thing.
5 colloq women's clothes worn by a man.
6 the resistance to motion that is encountered by an object travelling through a fluid.
[Anglo-Saxon dragan ]
drag one's feet or heels colloq to delay; to be deliberately slow to take action.
drag something out colloq to make it last as long as possible.
drag something up colloq to mention an unpleasant subject long forgotten or not usually introduced.


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drag queen
noun a man who likes to wear women's clothes, especially a performance artist impersonating a woman.


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drag race
noun a contest in acceleration between specially designed cars or motorcycles over a short distance. See dragster.


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drag-racing
noun the activity or sport of competing in a drag race.


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dragée
noun (dragées )
1 a sweet enclosing a nut or fruit.
2 a medicated sweet.
3 a chocolate drop.
4 a small silvered ball used as a cake decoration, etc.
[17c: French]


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