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A man dragging an animal
Something being dragged on a computer
  1. (transitive) If you drag something, you pull it, usually with difficulty.
    She heard the noise of a chair being dragged to the window.
  2. (transitive) If you drag your feet, you move or do something slowly.
    Six months later, when nothing had happened, they complained that the city was still dragging its feet.
  3. (transitive) If you drag somebody somewhere, you take them there but they don't want to go.
    Dad sent me to drag you back home.
  4. (transitive) If you drag yourself somewhere, you go there with difficulty, often because you're tired or sick.
    I dragged myself out of bed and made a cup of coffee.
  5. (transitive) If you drag something on a computer screen, you move it from one place to another using a pointer.
  6. (transitive) If something drags you down, it makes you feel unhappy.




  1. (uncountable) If something is a drag, it's not fun and you don't want to do it.
    Christmas was a real drag this year, since I was living alone.
  2. (uncountable) If someone is a drag, they don't enjoy fun activities or they stop you from having fun.
    He's such a drag to be with, studying all the time.
    Christmas was a real drag this year, since I was living alone.
  3. (countable) If you take a drag from a cigarette, you close your mouth and inhale through it.
    I took the final drag from my final cigarette, and put it out, for good.