- 1. drag, pull, draw, force
- usage: pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
- 2. haul, hale, cart, drag, pull, draw, force
- usage: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
- 3. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in, involve
- usage: 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"
- 4. drag, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move slowly and as if with great effort
- 5. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back, lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind
- usage: to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
- 6. puff, drag, draw, inhale, inspire, breathe in
- usage: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
- 7. drag, move, displace
- usage: 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"
- 8. scuff, drag, shuffle, scuffle, shamble
- usage: walk without lifting the feet
- 9. dredge, drag, search, seek, look for
- usage: search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
- 10. drag, persuade
- usage: persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"
- 11. drag, drag on, drag out, proceed, go
- usage: proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours"
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- 1. dragging, effortful (vs. effortless)
- usage: marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner; "it was a strange dragging approach"; "years of dragging war"
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