dragging : Definition, Usages, News and More

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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

  • Later (often shaped) canvases zero in on specific portions of the anatomy: feet that rise like mountains above the seashore, mouths dragging at enormous cigarettes, huge breast.
  • McCrea calls that foot-dragging the electoral equivalent of "buying a fleet of Pintos whose gas tanks you later find out blow up on you, but insisting you're going to keep using .
  • The stock market may be dragging, but home prices are soaring, fueling a national obsession with real estate.
News & Articles


  • 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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