dragging dragging  /d ˈræ ɡɪŋ/

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
  18. (adj) marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Officials expect this year's total number to dip to near 100, hopefully dragging down the murder rate accordingly.
  2. The stock market may be dragging, but home prices are soaring, fueling a national obsession with real estate.
  3. But the strike has been dragging on since late October, and for the last month virtually no crude at all has been pumped out of the ground.

News

  1. IRS still dragging feet on tax-exempt status for Tea Party groups

    IRS still dragging feet on tax-exempt status for Tea Party groups
    on June 21, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. San Jose sues MLB over A's proposed move

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  3. Calif. city sues Major League Baseball, says it is dragging feet over Oakland A's plan to move

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Calif. city sues Major League Baseball, says it is dragging feet over Oakland A's plan to move.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "My arm's kind of dragging a little bit today," Favre said. "It's not really sore, but just fatigued. To be honest with you, I'm surprised that, I don't want to say I feel good, that I've been able to make it through every practice so far."
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Brett Favre Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "When you look at what's happened, it's disgusting, inexcusable foot-dragging that's put tens of thousands of people in danger," Republican US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said.
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Dana Rohrabacher Source: FOXNews

  3. "The days of Washington dragging its heels are over. My administration will not deny facts. We will be guided by them," Mr Obama said, a reference to the record of the Bush White House, which queried the link drawn by scientists between climate...
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Independent

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