Meaning of DRAG in English
[drag] n (14c) 1: something used to drag with; esp: a device for dragging under water to detect or obtain objects
2: something that is dragged, pulled, or drawn along or over a surface: as a: harrow b: a sledge for conveying heavy bodies c: conveyance 3 a: the act or an instance of dragging or drawing: as (1): a drawing along or over a surface with effort or pressure (2): motion effected with slowness or difficulty; also: the condition of having or seeming to have such motion (3): a draw on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar; also: a draft of liquid b: a movement, inclination, or retardation caused by or as if by dragging c slang: influence securing special favor: pull
4. a: something that retards motion or action b (1): the retarding force acting on a body (as an airplane) moving through a fluid (as air) parallel and opposite to the direction of motion (2): friction between engine parts; also: retardation due to friction c: burden, encumbrance "the ~ of population growth on living standards" "maturity is a ~" d: one that is boring or gets in the way of enjoyment "this sickly kid is going to be a social ~ --Edmund Morris"
5. a: an object drawn over the ground to leave a scented trail b: a clog fastened to a trap to prevent the escape of a trapped animal
6: street, road "the main ~"
7. a: costume, outfit "in Victorian ~" b: clothing typical of one sex worn by a person of the opposite sex--often used in the phrase in drag 8: drag race
drag vb dragged ; drag.ging [ME draggen, fr. ON draga--more at draw] vt (15c) 1 a (1): to draw slowly or heavily: haul (2): to cause to move with painful or undue slowness or difficulty "dragging the national anthem" (3): to cause to trail along a surface "wandered off dragging the leash" b (1): to bring by or as if by force or compulsion "had to ~ her husband to the opera" (2): to extract by or as if by pulling c: protract "~ a story out"
2. a: to explore with a drag b: to catch with a dragnet
3: to hit (a drag bunt) while moving toward first base ~ vi 1: to hang or lag behind
2: to fish or search with a drag
3: to trail along on the ground
4: to move or proceed laboriously or tediously "the lawsuit dragged on for years" "was dragging after the long trip"
5: draw 4a "~ on a cigarette"
6: to make a plucking or pulling movement 7: to participate in a drag race -- drag.ging.ly adv -- drag one's feet also drag one's heels : to act in a deliberately slow or dilatory manner drag adj (1887): of, being, involving, or intended for a person in drag "a ~ ball"
Merriam-Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012