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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dragged p. pr. & vb. n. Dragging ]
 1. To draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; -- applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing.
    Dragged by the cords which through his feet were thrust.   --Denham.
    The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down.   --Tennyson.
 A needless Alexandrine ends the song
 That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.   --Pope.
 2. To break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag.
    Then while I dragged my brains for such a song.   --Tennyson.
 3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
    Have dragged a lingering life.   -- Dryden.
 To drag an anchor Naut., to trail it along the bottom when the anchor will not hold the ship.
 Syn: -- See Draw.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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"
      v 1: pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase
           behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
      2: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul,
          hale, cart]
      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]
      6: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a
         cigarette" [syn: puff, draw]
      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]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner; "it was a
             strange dragging approach"; "years of dragging war"
      2: passing painfully or tediously slowly; "the dragging

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See drag