drag down

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drag down

(Psychology) (tr, adverb) to depress or demoralize: the flu really dragged her down.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.drag down - exert a force with a heavy weightdrag down - exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"


1. To exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force:
2. To hang or cause to hang down and be pulled along behind:
3. To advance slowly:
4. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered:
1. The act of drawing or pulling a load:
2. An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette:
Slang: hit.

w>drag down

vt sep (lit)herunterziehen; (fig)mit sich ziehen; he is trying to drag me down with himer versucht, mich mit sich zu ziehen; to drag somebody down to one’s own level (fig)jdn auf sein eigenes Niveau herabziehen; he was dragged down by the scandalder Skandal führte fast zu seinem Ruin; his illness is dragging him downseine Krankheit macht ihn fertig (inf); you shouldn’t let these things drag you down sodu solltest dich dadurch nicht so entmutigen lassen
References in classic literature ?
A futile shot would but tend more greatly to enrage the one it chanced to hit; and then the three would drag down the little human figure and tear it to pieces.
They are too many, and willy-nilly they'll drag down the would-be equestrian before ever he gets astride.
Yet with his sweet and refined home atmosphere he is able to realize his wish, and to keep himself free from the sordid aims and base ambitions which drag down the man whose business lies too exclusively in the money market of the vast Babylon.