1 the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid [syn: retarding force]
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 puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly" [syn: puff, pull]
6 the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him"
1 pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
3 force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in]
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" [syn: trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind]
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 [syn: scuff]
9 search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost [syn: 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" [syn: drag on, drag out] [also: dragging, dragged]dragged See drag
- past of drag