drag : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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.
- 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."