Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun drag

6 senses of drag

Sense 1
drag, retarding force -- (the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid)
       => resistance -- (any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion)

Sense 2
drag -- (something that slows or delays progress; "taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land")
       => hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap -- (something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress)

Sense 3
drag -- (something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag")
       => tediousness, tedium, tiresomeness -- (dullness owing to length or slowness)

Sense 4
drag -- (clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man); "he went to the party dressed in drag"; "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag")
       => clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment -- (a covering designed to be worn on a person's body)

Sense 5
puff, drag, pull -- (a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly")
       => inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in -- (the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing)

Sense 6
drag -- (the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him")
       => pull, pulling -- (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drag

11 senses of drag

Sense 1
drag -- (pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")
          Phrasal Verb-> drag in#1

Sense 2
haul, hale, cart, drag -- (draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 3
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in -- (force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business")
       => involve -- (engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!")

Sense 4
drag -- (move slowly and as if with great effort)
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 5
drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back -- (to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging")
       => lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind -- (hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.)

Sense 6
puff, drag, draw -- (suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette")
       => inhale, inspire, breathe in -- (draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well")

Sense 7
drag -- (use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu; "drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 8
scuff, drag -- (walk without lifting the feet)
       => shuffle, scuffle, shamble -- (walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall")

Sense 9
dredge, drag -- (search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost)
       => search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 10
drag -- (persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set")
       => persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")

Sense 11
drag, drag on, drag out -- (proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours")
       => proceed, go -- (follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?")

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