drag drag  /d ˈræɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  2. (n) something that slows or delays progress
  3. (n) something tedious and boring
  4. (n) clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
  5. (n) a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
  6. (n) the act of dragging (pulling with force)
  7. (v) pull, as against a resistance
  8. (v) draw slowly or heavily
  9. (v) force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  10. (v) move slowly and as if with great effort
  11. (v) to lag or linger behind
  12. (v) suck in or take (air)
  13. (v) use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
  14. (v) walk without lifting the feet
  15. (v) search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  16. (v) persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
  17. (v) proceed for an extended period of time

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Professional drag racing doesn't offer much in the way of fringe benefits or job security, but at least the hourly pay is difficult to beat.
  2. It uses the same click-and-drag, template approach and works with iPhoto and other Apple iLife programs to make the whole process seamless.
  3. It's your amygdalae that keep you from getting so close to another person that he could easily reach out, gouge an eye, and then drag your woman off by her hair.

News

  1. Photo Gallery: Belt sander drag races kicks off Springport 8 to 80 Days

    Photos from the belt sander drag races in Springport.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Jackson Citizen Patriot

  2. Fun with Urban Planning: Fisherman's Wharf Gets a New Main Drag with Jefferson Street Overhaul

    The main drag at Fisherman's Wharf is halfway to a full-on makeover with the classic goals of making it a friendlier stretch of road for walkers, bikers, and businesses through a series of design and traffic changes designed Denmark's...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Curbed SF

  3. Drag racin’ yoga instructor takes car for a full spin, keeps right on rolling

    Yoga teaches you to calm your mind, to let go of your worldly concerns and troubles and embrace the infinite. It also gives you some amazing reflexes behind the wheel, apparently. Meet Amy Taub, a yoga instructor who drag races … Continue reading ?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: From the Marbles via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: MarketWatch

  2. "If I could handpick a replacement of a football guy, I would cast a net and drag in Jon Gruden," Kornheiser added. "He is the two things you most want -- smart and funny -- and has the two things I don't -- good hair and a tan. I love PTI...
    on May 18, 2009 By: Tony Kornheiser Source: ESPN

  3. "I hope that we can continue to strengthen this plan before it gets to my desk," Obama said in a statement minutes after passage. "But what we can't do is drag our feet or allow the same partisan differences to get in our way."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe

Word of the Day
nebulous nebulous
/ˈnɛb jə ləs /