drag away

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vt sep (lit, fig)wegschleppen or -ziehen; you’ll have to drag him away from the televisionden muss man mit Gewalt vom Fernsehen wegziehen; if you can drag yourself away from the television for a second …wenn du dich vielleicht mal für eine Sekunde vom Fernsehen losreißen könntest …
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For what seemed ages piled on ages, I lay there, frozen with the most awful fears, not daring to drag away my hand; yet ever thinking that if I could but stir it one single inch, the horrid spell would be broken.
The manager, becoming excited at the delay, urged the trainer to greater haste, but when the latter entered the box to drag away the reluctant Ajax he was met by bared fangs and menacing growls.
Instantly the regiments began to defile through the kraal gateway in perfect silence, a fatigue party only remaining behind to drag away the corpses of those who had been sacrificed.