drag up

verb(tr, adverb) informal
  1. to rear (a child) poorly and in an undisciplined manner

  2. to introduce or revive (an unpleasant fact or story)

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How to use drag up in a sentence

  • Actually, the average American spends no time at the gym, and the fitness freaks drag up the curve for the rest of us.

    8 Ways to Exercise While You Commute | Doree Shafrir | February 18, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • But Funns himself, overjoyed to behold them, waded towards them, and gave them his best help to drag up the boat again.

    The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
  • And there stood the two women, hauling at the little fjord seal, which they could not manage to drag up from the shore.

  • As they arrived near the pool, each deposited his burden, and then went back to assist to drag up the guns and carriages.

    Among Malay Pirates | G. A. Henty
  • Darwin began to put down a grappling iron on the outer side of the reef and to drag up coral.

    The Meaning of Evolution | Samuel Christian Schmucker