verb (used with object), dragged, drag·ging.
verb (used without object), dragged, drag·ging.
- a designed increase of draft toward the stern of a vessel.
- resistance to the movement of a hull through the water.
- any of a number of weights dragged cumulatively by a vessel sliding down ways to check its speed.
- any object dragged in the water, as a sea anchor.
- any device for dragging the bottom of a body of water to recover or detect objects.
- the scent left by a fox or other animal.
- something, as aniseed, dragged over the ground to leave an artificial scent.
- Also called drag hunt. a hunt, especially a fox hunt, in which the hounds follow an artificial scent.
- a brake on a fishing reel.
- the sideways pull on a fishline, as caused by a crosscurrent.
Origin of drag
Related formsout·drag, verb (used with object), out·dragged, out·drag·ging.
Examples from the Web for drag-out
For one thing, Blair and Brown were classic knock-down, drag-out political rivals.
If a man had quarreled with me, we'd have had a knock-down and drag-out and nothing more thought of it.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
Have we got to have a knock-down and drag-out on this of all nights?The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
British Dictionary definitions for drag-out
verb drags, dragging or dragged
- women's clothes worn by a man, usually by a transvestite (esp in the phrase in drag)
- (as modifier)a drag club; drag show
- clothes collectively
Word Origin for drag
Science definitions for drag-out
Idioms and Phrases with drag-out
In addition to the idioms beginning with drag
- drag in
- drag on
- drag one's ass
- drag one's feet
- drag queen
- a drag
- in drag
- look like something the cat dragged in
- main drag
- wild horses wouldn't drag me