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verb drag pronunciation in British English /dræɡ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrag
he/she/itdrags
present participledragging
past tensedragged
past participledragged
  1. 1
    [transitive] to pull something or someone along with difficulty, for example because they are heavy
    drag something down/along/through something: She dragged her suitcase down the path.
    drag something/someone to/into/onto something: He jumped into the river and dragged her to safety.
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    1. a.
      to pull part of your body along the ground because you are injured
      The bird walked slowly, dragging one wing along.
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    2. b.
      to pull something somewhere strongly or quickly
      I scarcely had time to drag a comb through my hair.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to pull someone strongly or violently when they do not want to go with you
    drag someone along/to/into something: Xavier grabbed his arm and dragged him over to the window.
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to make someone leave or go to a place when they do not want to
    drag someone out of/away from/off something: I’m sorry to call so early – I hope I didn’t drag you out of bed.
    You drag me away from my meeting just to tell me this!
    drag yourself away/up/down etc: If you can manage to drag yourself away from the TV you can help.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] if something drags on the ground, it touches the ground when someone or something is moving along, for example because it is too long or too heavy
    drag along/in/on: I heard a chain dragging along the ground.
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  5. 5
    [intransitive] if time drags, it seems to pass very slowly, usually because you are bored
    The first hour of the film really dragged.
  6. 6
    [transitive] computing to move something across a computer screen using the mouse
    Drag the file into a folder.
  7. 7
    [transitive] to try to find something in an area of water by pulling a net along the bottom of it
    Police are dragging the river near where he was last seen.

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