Meaning of DRAG in English

DRAG

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drag queen

drag race

drag your feet (= walk slowly in an unwilling way )

I was dragging my feet because I didn’t want to get there.

main drag

the restaurants that line the main drag

pull on/drag on/draw on a cigarette (= smoke a cigarette with deep breaths )

Ed was leaning out of the window and dragging on a cigarette.

pull/drag/haul yourself into a position

She pulled herself into a sitting position.

was dragged kicking and screaming

The London Stock Exchange was dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

along

Ahead of them was a scraping sound as of something being dragged along the ground.

Legal proceedings against Papon began in 1982 and have dragged along since.

Mr Wakenshaw's parachute became tangled in the wheels of a plane and he was dragged along its fuselage.

Simon glanced at him and then back at his own feet, dragging along in his torn sneakers.

Children, boys and girls, were loading small carts to be dragged along by old horses.

Brown refused to talk about it as the season dragged along into a painful exercise for both him and his team.

Male speaker I was dragged along a sandbank, but it was still good.

They've got the lot, dragged along by singer Patrick, a John Lydon sneer-a-like in an Oxfam suit.

away

Sometimes a person would arrive just as the divan on which he had been sleeping was dragged away .

The women and children would have been dragged away from the men.

Furious fans then hurled bottles and cans at the madman as he was dragged away .

He started wailing and crying and pulling at the corpses and had to be dragged away .

Seconds after Andrews had dragged away the pilot, the plane exploded, and was reduced to a smouldering wreck.

All the women with-out children had been dragged away .

Those too drunk to stand were dragged away to their tents and caravans.

back

For a moment, until the old men had been dragged back to the barricade, all was chaos.

And then what a cheat, to be dragged back to daylight!

On his command the sheets were dragged back .

Three were dragged back on to the train and taken by the scruff of the neck from station to police car.

I was dragged back into the boat almost immediately.

I get the feeling Rufus has been dragged back out of bed.

She dragged back the covers and stared.

down

You're too fine a soldier to be dragged down .

The slump in Intel dragged down other tech stocks.

This means that if they fight alongside other troops their vulnerability will drag down your overall combat result score.

Alice was, to his way of thinking, a fat, discarded hippie, dragged down by two monstrous happy-face earrings.

Sometimes I was dragged down from our bed-sitter under the tiles.

London shares dropped sharply, dragged down by steep declines on Wall Street Tuesday and in early dealings yesterday.

I was dragged down the hard, concrete steps on to the pavement.

off

Half-finished knitting dragged off its needles and wrapped in its knitting pattern.

After the crowd has thinned, after the little girls have been dragged off by their parents, Jess walks upstairs.

Lily turned to the mirror and dragged off her hat.

As soon as the members of the party were sighted, they were dragged off to jail in Monterey.

Seven-year-old leukaemia sufferer Paul Hindle was dragged off his pride and joy when the gang pounced as he played with his pals.

Slowly, with some satisfaction, she peeled off her hand-knitted gloves and dragged off her sensible hat.

An hour later, Lindsey walked out of the theatre, dragging off her mask and gloves.

I won't even miss Bustos, which the Agent dragged off months ago.

on

But things could just as well drag on , with the army trying to turn the situation to its advantage.

Mainly, it drags on and on...

They drag on from generation to generation and emigration to Britain makes very little difference.

So the campaign drags on to the next election.

The Governor Eyre controversy dragged on for a number of years, creating deep divisions within respectable society.

Our election protest also drags on through the Labor Department and the courts.

out

And they still drag out those photographs I took of the splashes and use them to illustrate lectures on bloodstains.

At any rate, the protests could drag out the proceedings.

The police were dragging out the screens from their van, ready to enclose the scene of crime.

Even the tarpon were biting, and he dragged out a seventy-pounder.

They did and I was dragged out and thrown on to the grass.

The Kissinger-Le Duc Tho talks were dragged out and terribly complex.

I remember not being able to stand outside a phone kiosk any longer and dragging out a man who was obviously gossiping therein.

Their lawyers held up proceedings with a flood of objections that dragged out the hearing for 17 months.

■ NOUN

bed

Liz dragged her out of bed and stood over her while she got dressed.

Once you have dragged yourself from your bed , go into the bright sunshine as soon as possible.

She felt so sick that it was lunchtime before she could drag herself out of bed and come downstairs.

Two-thirty in the afternoon and she had dragged him out of bed ?

Being dragged from the bed , along the landing, me sobbing and screaming too.

I have to drag myself out of bed each day, and I can't get up the energy to do any housework.

I was dragged out of bed half asleep after being kidnapped the night before.

It wasn't just that she'd dragged Anna out of bed in the middle of the night and into the dark.

body

They've just dragged the body of a coachman out of the canal too.

Two men scuttled across and dragged the bodies from the gun.

Scathach dragged the stiff body back into the trees and laid it on its side.

In other footage a lorry was dragging a body behind it.

Byrne dragged Stephen's body to a relatively unscathed section while Hunt went in search of help.

She thought of Yevdoxia, his wife, dragging his decayed body and bruised mind around.

Then she dragged the body to the workbench and pushed it into the cupboard, head first.

Watchmen were dragging bodies out of the room downstairs.

chair

As we pass one café, the waiters race out to drag tables and chairs inside.

Ellen dragged a chair over next to him.

Dexter dragged over a chair and sat down at the desk.

He did it now, dragged his chair out under the leafy fig tree, beyond the glow of the porch light.

Gilly dragged a heavy stuffed chair backward to the shelf and climbed up on the very top of its back.

He walks into the kitchen and drags a chair back into the living room.

court

But then he was dragged into court , slapped with huge fines.

He had said he would drag her through every court in the land, which sounded unpleasantly threatening.

They could have put their foot down and dragged us into court .

What is clear is that those who are being dragged through the courts can not afford to pay.

Not if I have to drag her through every court in the land ... Nick closed the parlour door.

door

She saw the weight he had to exert to drag the door open.

Marie screamed as she lunged, trying to drag him to the door .

The old witch dragged the door open and crawled out into the rain.

Regaining the companionway, he dragged the doors closed, bolting them.

ground

Ahead of them was a scraping sound as of something being dragged along the ground .

Her long skirt dragged on the ground and her tangled hair fell around Janir as she hunched over him.

He apparently had been dragged along the ground by a car.

The unlocked handcuffs dangling from his wrist dragged along the ground as he was lifted into the wagon.

Since the poles dragged on the ground behind horses during moves, they quickly wore down.

Yet it reminded her of the leg he dragged along the ground .

heel

The council was informed about the anniversary two years ago but has dragged its heels over putting it on any agenda.

Too easy to fall off and be dragged around by the heel .

On this occasion, their leaders have dragged their heels at every stage, without giving any of the ideas a chance.

Coming back I was exhausted, dragging my heels through a four-inch snow.

The truth could be that they are dragging their heels in processing these requests which makes it appear that way.

Presidential spokesman Park Joon-young denied that the government was dragging its heels .

They went up the track with Piper dragging his heels like a recalcitrant child.

No doubt we can drag our heels pretty effectively if we really try.

safety

His foot slipped and he grasped at a piece of jutting tile and dragged himself back to safety .

His pal, also six, helped drag him to safety .

He seized the demented man round the shoulders and began to drag him back to safety .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drag sb's name through the mire

haul/rake/drag sb over the coals

look like sth the cat dragged/brought in

the main drag

Eventually he turned off the main drag into the sidestreets and from there it was only minutes before he reached Hesper Mews.

He turns off the main drag.

He went south toward Calle Ocho, the main drag of Little Havana.

Our hotel, the four-star Elea Beach, stands off the main drag at the end of a quiet lane.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

As the months drag by, you find out who your real friends are.

As time dragged on, I gradually got worse.

Mom dragged us to a Barry Manilow concert last night.

Mumphrey dragged her up a flight of stairs and beat her repeatedly.

One of the firemen went back in and dragged my husband out through the flames.

Pick up your chairs, children. Don't drag them along the floor.

The day dragged on, and there was still no sign of Jake.

The last two hours of the play really dragged.

Why do physics lessons always seem to drag ?

You can delete the files by dragging them into your "trash" folder.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Alexei dragged his coat off what remained of the lantern pole.

And then what a cheat, to be dragged back to daylight!

Grouse are dragged in as the hungry lynx turn to them when their main item of diet disappears.

It was like trying to drag a sled with a pile of bricks on it.

She loved it down there so much, we just about had to drag her out of the water.

So the campaign drags on to the next election.

That's better than letting it drag and drag; you lose a lot of the vibe that way.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

deep

He lit a Woodbine, took a deep drag and stared about him.

Instead he lit it with a deep satisfying drag .

Some one passed her a fresh joint and she took a deep drag , feeling the smoke burn her throat.

Brenda took a deep drag on the cigarette and went back to finish her talk.

long

I lit up with trembling fingers. Long drag .

Taking a long drag on his bamboo pipe, Soo-Il would think about the request for a bit.

Ben Nevis was a long drag .

And all you can do is - I took another long drag at the Capstan, and inspected my trembling hand.

He lit a cigarette, took a long drag .

He took a long drag on the cigarette and looked at his watch again.

main

Eventually he turned off the main drag into the sidestreets and from there it was only minutes before he reached Hesper Mews.

He turns off the main drag .

Our hotel, the four-star Elea Beach, stands off the main drag at the end of a quiet lane.

■ VERB

take

He lit a Woodbine, took a deep drag and stared about him.

At times when he took a drag on his cigarette, one caught a gleam of sorrow in his features.

Then both took a drag on their cigarettes.

She studied her face again, watching herself take a drag of her cigarette.

He sat at the desk, his head hanging forward on his chest, taking quick drags on his cigarette.

I took a huge drag on my cigarette and realized that I had smoked almost the whole thing.

The sergeant took a languid drag at his cigarette.

George and Russell took off like a drag race.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drag sb's name through the mire

the main drag

Eventually he turned off the main drag into the sidestreets and from there it was only minutes before he reached Hesper Mews.

He turns off the main drag.

He went south toward Calle Ocho, the main drag of Little Havana.

Our hotel, the four-star Elea Beach, stands off the main drag at the end of a quiet lane.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The car's low profile and rounded edges reduce its drag .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He did a remarkably accurate imitation of the soft, low drag of a rapidly disappearing device.

Here Susskind Eikhl winked at Bella and took a drag on his cigarette.

Kevin tried another drag at the cigarette.

The resultant drag could topple the plane from the sky.

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