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drag up

verb (transitive, adverb) (informal)
to rear (a child) poorly and in an undisciplined manner
to introduce or revive (an unpleasant fact or story)
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  • When there was a slack time there was always dirt to drag up the steep slopes.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
  • We had to take Bouncer out of the traces and drag up the sleigh ourselves.

    Snow Shoes and Canoes William H. G. Kingston
  • And there stood the two women, hauling at the little fjord seal, which they could not manage to drag up from the shore.

  • There are things one does not drag up into the light for people to laugh at.

  • She will drag up the heathen world; she will drag down Satan.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • Is it quite fair, George, to drag up what was said this morning?

    Second Plays A. A. Milne
  • When Michael perceived Nurse's tears he tried hard to drag up from the depths of his nature a dutiful sentimentality.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
  • She did not speak; her only movement was to drag up the coverlet of the bed and hold it against the base of her throat.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Scores of smart traps followed the drag up to the club steps, and the party stopped a moment to view the brilliant scene.

    With Edge Tools Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
  • Hither did I drag up a tea-basket and a heavy rug for Emily's mother, while Emily and a little friend went on in front.

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