drug vs dragged :

drug vs dragged

drug or dragged

Dragged is the past tense of the verb drag which means to pull someone or something forcibly.

"The teacher dragged the arrogant boy out of the classroom."

Drug as a noun is a substance taken as a medicine, although it is still commonly used in some American dialects as the past tense of drag, though that usage is wrong.

"I had to use a drug when I felt sick  a few days ago."

Dragged is the grammatically accurate past tense and past participle of the verb drag.

“Jin dragged his old suitcase out of the attic and started packing.” 

You will hear some people use ‘drug’ instead of dragged in certain regional dialects.

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  • n  a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • v  administer a drug to
    They drugged the kidnapped tourist
  • v  use recreational drugs
News & Articles

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    June 18, 2013 - The Fargo Forum
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  • Police: Camera store employee dragged 75 feet behind thieves' car
    A camera shop employee was dragged 75 feet down a South Lake Union street while trying to recover an expensive digital movie camera from a pair of thieves June 12, according to the Seattle Police Department.
    June 18, 2013 - KOMO Seattle
  • Police: Man dragged woman into empty lot, raped her
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    June 18, 2013 - WESH 2 Orlando
  • SAPD: Man dragged through parking lot after Craigslist deal goes sour
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    June 17, 2013 - KENS 5 San Antonio