- 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.
Idioms about drag
Origin of drag
synonym study for drag
OTHER WORDS FROM dragoutdrag, verb (used with object), out·dragged, out·drag·ging.
How to use drag in a sentence
Cas, an angel whose fourth-season arrival involved personally dragging Dean out of hell, had always been particularly fond of Dean.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
The place also hosts DJ dance parties, drag shows, and karaoke.Berkeley: A City That Fights for the Rights of All|LGBTQ-Editor|November 20, 2020|No Straight News
My idea of nirvana is to drag my knife through the pâté and jam so one informs the other.At Moon Rabbit, chef Kevin Tien lures fans to the Wharf|Tom Sietsema|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
One day, Mire says, she noticed several drag queens nearby, who cheered or nayed her changes.Looking from the outside in, ‘Voyeur’ reimagines the life of Toulouse-Lautrec|Jose Solís|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The event combines drag and comedy into bingo, and funds raised directly benefit The Resource Center.
Sometimes, they had a backup aim if their main goal fell through as the night dragged on.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other instances, naked detainees were hooded and dragged up and down corridors while subject to physical abuse.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They slapped and punched him, and when he fell, dragged him through the dirt.
In one case a detainee was dragged naked along the dirt floor.
We met on the third floor of a shabby building in Asadabad in an impossibly spare room that we dragged cushions into.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Foot by foot the Federals dragged themselves forward, slowly pressing the guerrillas back.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
And she dragged a part of it across the floor, and threw it under the bed, Ramona standing by, stupefied.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
One heavily-laden boat was dragged into the stream, and a few officers and men clambered on board.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I am really afraid to say how much of poor Margaret's fortune was dragged from her—how little of it still remained.
I put down my haid, and was just kinda dragged up the aisle and onto the platform.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for drag
- 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
Scientific definitions for drag
Other Idioms and Phrases with drag
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