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d rag

  • n  the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
  • n  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
  • n  something tedious and boring
    peeling potatoes is a drag
  • n  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
  • n  a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
    he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly
  • n  the act of dragging (pulling with force)
    the drag up the hill exhausted him
  • v  pull, as against a resistance
    He dragged the big suitcase behind him
    These worries were dragging at him
  • v  draw slowly or heavily
  • v  force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    don't drag me into this business
  • v  move slowly and as if with great effort
  • v  to lag or linger behind
    But in so many other areas we still are dragging
  • v  suck in or take (air)
  • v  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
  • v  walk without lifting the feet
  • v  search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
  • v  persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
    He dragged me away from the television set
  • v  proceed for an extended period of time
    The speech dragged on for two hours

  • 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.
  • It uses the same click-and-drag, template approach and works with iPhoto and other Apple iLife programs to make the whole process seamless.
  • So, in effect, the turbulators reduced total drag by increasing (slightly) the amount of friction on the surface of the body.
News & Articles


  • Tony Kornheiser in ESPN
    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... Ben Bernanke http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bernanke&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEsTNLK-7-f3R5-thHohB-P27CEdw MarketWatch http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/bernanke-says-slowdown-bring-inflation/story.aspx%3Fguid%3D%257BB17B9D54-A9A8-4B31-8F65-2AD170A5B561%257D%26dist%3Dmsr_1&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFWIb2YzhTIRQsaDOVj8PPueCxOuA Jun 9, 2008 30147 38927 drag 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...
  • Barack Obama in Boston Globe
    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."

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