- 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.
- 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...