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d ra ging

  • v  pull, as against a resistance
    These worries were dragging at him
  • v  draw slowly or heavily
  • v  force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  • 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
  • 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
  • v  proceed for an extended period of time
  • s  marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
    it was a strange dragging approach
    years of dragging war

  • After Cambodia appealed for international assistance in setting up a genocide tribunal in 1997, it took another nine years of governmental foot-dragging and tortuous negotiations .
  • What other term could describe the sight of armed and angry Shi'ite mobs rampaging through Baghdad and other cities, dragging Sunnis into the streets and executing them, looting .
  • Officials expect this year's total number to dip to near 100, hopefully dragging down the murder rate accordingly.
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  • Brett Favre in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Dana Rohrabacher in FOXNews
    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.
  • Barack Obama in Independent
    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...

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