1. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
2. something that slows or delays progress
- taxation is a drag on the economy
- too many laws are a drag on the use of new land
3. something tedious and boring
- peeling potatoes is a drag
4. clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
- he went to the party dressed in drag
- the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag
5. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
- he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
6. the act of dragging (pulling with force)
- the drag up the hill exhausted him
Sentences with drag as a noun:
- When designing cars, manufacturers have to take drag into consideration.
- Travelling to work in the rush hour is a real drag.
- to run a drag
- a stone drag
- He performed in drag.
- corporate drag
1. pull, as against a resistance
- He dragged the big suitcase behind him
- These worries were dragging at him
2. draw slowly or heavily
3. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
- don't drag me into this business
4. move slowly and as if with great effort
5. to lag or linger behind
- But in so many other areas we still are dragging
Similar word(s): trail
6. suck in or take (air)
7. use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
- drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen
8. walk without lifting the feet
Similar word(s): scuff
9. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
Similar word(s): dredge
10. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
- He dragged me away from the television set
11. proceed for an extended period of time
- The speech dragged on for two hours
Sentences with drag as a verb:
- Time seems to drag when you’re waiting for a bus.
- Drag the file into the window to open it.
- The car was so low to the ground that its muffler was dragging on a speed bump.