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drag

(drăg)
v. dragged, drag·ging, drags
v. tr.
1. To pull along with difficulty or effort; haul: dragged the heavy box out of the way. See Synonyms at pull.
2. To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground: Don't drag your coat in the mud.
3. Computers
a. To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.
b. To move (an element of a graphical display) on a computer screen using a pointing device.
4.
a. To cause to move great effort: dragged himself into the doctor's office.
b. To take or escort (a person, for example), especially in overcoming resistance or reluctance: dragged my father to the reception.
c. To cause to be involved in an unpleasant or difficult situation: Why did you drag me into this mess?
d. To force or bring out with great effort: dragged the truth out of the reluctant witness.
5. To mention or introduce (an unpleasant or tedious subject): dragged up that embarrassing incident; is always dragging his money problems into the conversation.
6.
a. To search or sweep the bottom of (a body of water), as with a grappling hook or dragnet: dragged the river looking for the suitcase.
b. To bring up or catch by such means.
7. To prolong tediously: dragged the story out.
8. Baseball To hit (a bunt) while taking the first steps toward first base.
9. To break up, rake, or smooth out (land or dirt), especially by pulling a drag or heavy mesh: dragged the infield between innings.
v. intr.
1. To trail along the ground: The dog's leash dragged on the sidewalk.
2. To move slowly or with effort: He dragged along behind us.
3. To pass or proceed slowly, tediously, or laboriously: The time dragged as we waited.
4. To search or dredge the bottom of a body of water: dragging for the sunken craft.
5. To take part in a drag race.
6. To draw on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
n.
1.
a. Something, such as a harrow or an implement for spreading manure, that is dragged along the ground.
b. A device, such as a grappling hook, that is used for dragging under water.
c. A heavy sledge or cart for hauling loads.
d. A large four-horse coach with seats inside and on top.
2.
a. Something, such as a sea anchor or a brake on a fishing reel, that retards motion.
b. One that impedes or slows progress; a drawback or burden: the drag of taxation on economic growth.
3.
a. The degree of resistance involved in dragging or hauling.
b. The retarding force exerted on a moving body by a fluid medium such as air or water.
4. The act of dragging, especially a slow, laborious movement.
5.
a. The scent or trail of a fox or another animal.
b. Something that provides an artificial scent.
6. Slang One that is obnoxiously tiresome: The evening was a real drag.
7. A puff on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
8. Slang A street or road: the town's main drag.
9. The clothing characteristic of one sex when worn by a member of the opposite sex: an actor in drag.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a person wearing clothing characteristic of the opposite sex: a drag performer; a drag show.
Idiom:
drag (one's) feet (or heels)
To act or work with intentional slowness; delay.

[Middle English draggen, from Old Norse draga or variant of Middle English drawen; see draw. Noun, sense 9, and adjective, probably originally 19th-century British theatrical slang, perhaps in reference to the full, trailing skirts characteristic of feminine dress at the time.].]

dragging

(ˈdræɡɪŋ)
n
(Art Terms) a decorating technique in which paint is applied with a specially modified brush to create a marbled or grainy effect

dragging

A technique of applying paint lightly over a textured surface to gain the effect of both light and dark “broken” color.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dragging - marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner; "it was a strange dragging approach"; "years of dragging war"
effortful - requiring great physical effort

dragging

adjective
Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
Translations
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Some strong hand gripped my shoulder in the thick of the press and was dragging fiercely at me.
Then some other people ran in and began dragging away the maiden who had been in white and was now in light blue.
I had wore the ground a good deal crawling out of the hole and dragging out so many things.
She allowed herself this doubt, which was an encouragernent, while dragging the young man up to the topmost floor of the theater, far, very far from the trap-doors.
Menneville and his men, who were dragging along the culprits, were within ten paces of the door.
I could see them examining the dead sailors, evidently for signs of life, and presently a party of them appeared from below dragging a little figure among them.
After dragging him at full speed until he is fatigued, they secure him more effectually; and tying him on the carcass of the bullock, draw him in triumph to the scene of action.
But when I spoke of dragging her to the chief then she flung herself upon the ground, and clasped my knees, for since I called him old, she thought that this chief could not be Umslopogaas.
Don't you see, Monseigneur, they are dragging the Grand Pensionary from the carriage, they strike him, they tear him to pieces