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noun     drag pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [singular] informal something or someone that is boring or causes small annoying problems

    Work is a real drag at the moment.

    I’m sorry to be a drag, but could you check this again?

    It’s such a drag having to get two buses to school.

  2. 2
    [singular] something that makes something else develop or progress more slowly
    drag on:

    High interest rates are a drag on the housing market.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] women’s clothes worn by a man or men’s clothes worn by a woman, usually as part of an entertainment

    a drag artiste/act/show

    in drag:

    They went out in drag to raise money for charity.

  4. 4
    [countable] an act of breathing in smoke from a cigarette

    He took a quick drag on his cigarette then spoke.

  5. 5
    [uncountable] physics the force that slows something down when it moves through air or liquid
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