Meaning of DRAG in English


I. noun see: draw Date: 14th century something used to ~ with, something that is ~ged, pulled, or drawn along or over a surface: as, harrow , a sledge for conveying heavy bodies, conveyance , 3. the act or an instance of ~ging or drawing: as, a drawing along or over a surface with effort or pressure, motion effected with slowness or difficulty, a draw on a pipe, cigarette, or cigar, a movement, inclination, or retardation caused by or as if by ~ging, influence securing special favor ; pull , 4. something that retards motion, action, or advancement, b. the retarding force acting on a body (as an airplane) moving through a fluid (as air) parallel and opposite to the direction of motion, friction between engine parts, burden , encumbrance , one that is boring or gets in the way of enjoyment , 5. an object drawn over the ground to leave a scented trail, a clog fastened to a trap to prevent the escape of a trapped animal, street , road , 7. costume , outfit , clothing typical of one sex worn by a person of the opposite sex, ~ race , II. verb (~ged; ~ging) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to draw slowly or heavily ; haul , to cause (as oneself) to move with slowness or difficulty , to cause to trail along a surface , b. to bring by or as if by force or compulsion , to extract by or as if by pulling, protract , 2. to pass a ~ over , to explore with a ~ , to catch with a ~net, to hit (a ~ bunt) while moving toward first base, to move (items on a computer screen) especially by means of a mouse, intransitive verb to hang or lag behind, to fish or search with a ~, to trail along on the ground, 4. to move slowly because of fatigue , to proceed or continue laboriously or tediously , draw 4a , to make a plucking or pulling movement, to participate in a ~ race, ~gingly adverb III. adjective Date: 1887 of, being, involving, or intended for a person in ~

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