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 dragged
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
But Sal Kavannah seized him by the hand and dragged him forward.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
The small boy with the blond hair stepped forward and dragged several dogs from the vicinity of Selwyn's shins.The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
The day dragged slowly to its close, and no rest came to the sufferer, nor sign of improvement to relieve our anxiety.A Crystal Age|W. H. Hudson
Oh that we had the traitor who has dragged this gallant young officer to death, so that he might suffer in his stead!The Story of American History|Albert F. Blaisdell
When we went to tea or dinner with these people Jimmie and I had to be dragged along like dogs who are muzzled for the first time.Abroad with the Jimmies|Lilian Bell
British Dictionary definitions for dragged
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 dragged
Idioms and Phrases with dragged
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