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Idioms about drag

    drag one's feet / heels, to act with reluctance; delay: The committee is dragging its feet coming to a decision.

Origin of drag

First recorded in 1350–1400; 1920–25 for def. 18; Middle English; both noun and verb probably from Middle Low German dragge “grapnel,” draggen “to dredge,” derivative of drag- draw; defs. 29, 30, 38 are obscurely related to other senses and perhaps a distinct word of independent origin

synonym study for drag

1. See draw.

OTHER WORDS FROM drag

outdrag, verb (used with object), out·dragged, out·drag·ging.
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How to use drag in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for drag

drag
/ (dræɡ) /

verb drags, dragging or dragged
noun

Word Origin for drag

Old English dragan to draw; related to Swedish dragga
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Scientific definitions for drag

drag
[ drăg ]

A force acting on a moving body, opposite in direction to the movement of the body, caused by the interaction of the body and the medium it moves through. The strength of drag usually depends on the velocity of the body.♦ Drag caused by buildup of pressure in front of the moving body and a decrease in pressure behind the body is called pressure drag. It is an important factor in the design of aerodynamically efficient shapes for cars and airplanes.♦ Drag caused by the viscosity of the medium as the molecules along the body's surface move through it is called skin drag or skin friction. It is an important factor in the design of efficient surface materials for cars, airplanes, boat hulls, skis, and swimsuits. Compare lift. See Note at aerodynamics.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with drag

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