(noun, verb)


1. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

Definition categories: phenomenon, resistance

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

Definition categories: thought, balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

3. something tedious and boring

- peeling potatoes is a drag

Definition categories: attribute, tediousness, tedium, tiresomeness

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

Definition categories: man–made, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable

5. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

- he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly

Similar word(s): puff, pull

Definition categories: act, aspiration, inhalation, inspiration, intake

6. the act of dragging (pulling with force)

- the drag up the hill exhausted him

Definition categories: act, pull, pulling

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

Definition categories: contact, draw, pull

2. draw slowly or heavily

Similar word(s): cart, hale, haul

Definition categories: contact, draw, pull

3. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

- don't drag me into this business

Similar word(s): embroil, sweep, tangle

Definition categories: stative, involve

4. move slowly and as if with great effort

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

5. to lag or linger behind

- But in so many other areas we still are dragging

Similar word(s): trail

Definition categories: motion, dawdle, lag

6. suck in or take (air)

Similar word(s): draw, puff

Definition categories: consumption, inhale, inspire

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

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

8. walk without lifting the feet

Similar word(s): scuff

Definition categories: motion, scuffle, shamble, shuffle

9. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

Similar word(s): dredge

Definition categories: contact, search, seek

10. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting

- He dragged me away from the television set

Definition categories: communication, persuade

11. proceed for an extended period of time

- The speech dragged on for two hours

Definition categories: change, go, proceed

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.