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Synonyms for drag
dræg

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term drag.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drag, retarding force(noun)

    the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

    Synonyms:
    pull, puff, retarding force

  2. drag(noun)

    something that slows or delays progress

    "taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"

    Synonyms:
    pull, puff, retarding force

  3. drag(noun)

    something tedious and boring

    "peeling potatoes is a drag"

    Synonyms:
    pull, puff, retarding force

  4. drag(noun)

    clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)

    "he went to the party dressed in drag"; "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"

    Synonyms:
    pull, puff, retarding force

  5. puff, drag, pull(noun)

    a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

    "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"

    Synonyms:
    hassock, comforter, powderpuff, pulling, clout, comfort, wrench, twist, quilt, pull, puff, retarding force, pouffe, blow, whiff, ottoman, puff of air

  6. drag(verb)

    the act of dragging (pulling with force)

    "the drag up the hill exhausted him"

    Synonyms:
    pull, puff, retarding force

  7. drag(verb)

    pull, as against a resistance

    "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"

    Synonyms:
    draw, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

  8. haul, hale, cart, drag(verb)

    draw slowly or heavily

    "haul stones"; "haul nets"

    Synonyms:
    draw, puff, tangle, force, haul, pressure, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, coerce, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, squeeze, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

  9. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in(verb)

    force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

    "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"

    Synonyms:
    swing, sail, swing out, mat, entangle, espouse, get behind, snarl, scuff, hale, sweep up, embrace, span, adopt, brush, drag out, tangle, hang back, trail, cart, puff, sweep, dishevel, traverse, broom, ravel, drag on, dredge, drop back, drag in, draw, cross, tousle, drop behind, embroil, haul, knot

  10. drag(verb)

    move slowly and as if with great effort

    Synonyms:
    draw, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

  11. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back(verb)

    to lag or linger behind

    "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"

    Synonyms:
    draw, give chase, chase after, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, train, drag out, tail, embroil, dredge, dog, shack, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, go after, sweep, track, tag, chase, cart, hang back, drop behind

  12. puff, drag, draw(verb)

    suck in or take (air)

    "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"

    Synonyms:
    tie, get, puff out, suck up, puff up, attract, get behind, thread, quarter, imbibe, scuff, hale, chuff, guide, whiff, describe, sweep up, suck, pull in, draw in, delineate, draw and quarter, make, soak up, cast, tangle, hang back, get out, take out, trail, cart, pull back, sop up, puff, sweep, reap, heave, pass, huff, gasp, depict, blow up, take in, string, drag on, dredge, drop back, withdraw, drag in, pull out, draw, pant, disembowel, line, run, force, trace, absorb, drop behind, draw off, pull, embroil, haul, take up, drag out, eviscerate

  13. drag(verb)

    use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu

    "drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"

    Synonyms:
    draw, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

  14. scuff, drag(verb)

    walk without lifting the feet

    Synonyms:
    draw, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

  15. dredge, drag(verb)

    search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

    Synonyms:
    draw, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

  16. drag(verb)

    persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting

    "He dragged me away from the television set"

    Synonyms:
    draw, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

  17. drag, drag on, drag out(verb)

    proceed for an extended period of time

    "The speech dragged on for two hours"

    Synonyms:
    draw, tangle, haul, hale, get behind, drag on, drop back, drag out, embroil, dredge, scuff, drag in, sweep up, trail, puff, sweep, cart, hang back, drop behind

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drag

    One object draws another when it moves it toward itself or in the direction of its own motion by the exertion of adequate force, whether slight or powerful. To attract is to exert a force that tends to draw, tho it may produce no actual motion; all objects are attracted toward the earth, tho they may be sustained from falling. To drag is to draw against strong resistance; as, to drag a sled over bare ground, or a carriage up a steep hill. To pull is to exert a drawing force, whether adequate or inadequate; as, the fish pulls on the line; a dentist pulls a tooth. To tug is to draw, or try to draw, a resisting object with a continuous straining motion; as, to tug at the oar. To haul is to draw somewhat slowly a heavy object; as, to haul a seine; to haul logs. One vessel tows another. In the figurative sense, attract is more nearly akin to incline, draw to induce. We are attracted by one's appearance, drawn to his side. Compare ALLURE; ARRAY; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for DRIVE.

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, draw, entice, haul, incline, induce, lead, lure, pull, tow, tug

    Antonyms:
    alienate, estrange, rebuff, reject, repel, repulse

    Preposition:
    To draw water from or out of the well; draw the boat through the water, to the shore; draw air into the lungs; draw with cords of love; the wagon is drawn by horses, along the road, across the field, over the stones, through the woods, to the barn.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drag

    Synonyms:
    draw, pull, haul, bring

    Antonyms:
    carry, convey, push, propel, raise, heave

Editors Contribution

  1. hauling

    exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself

    she hauled the laden basket up the slope

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drag(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    draw, pull, haul, tug

  2. drag(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    trail, be drawn along

  3. drag(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    linger, move slowly, make slow progress

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drag(n)

    Synonyms:
    dragging, dragnet, harrow, skid, clog, impediment, obstacle

  2. drag(v)

    Synonyms:
    haul, trail, tug, pull, break, harrow

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dragging, towed, trawl, trawling, carry-over, tramp, puff, slut, tow, transvestite

How to pronounce drag?

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How to say drag in sign language?

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How to use drag in a sentence?

  1. William Lee:

    That high level of trade uncertainty is causing manufacturing firms to be reticent to make investments. That high degree of uncertainty is a drag on U.S. growth, the real issue is that China wants respect. China wants a face-saving way of coming to the table.

  2. Brett Bruen:

    The resumption of fighting across the Azeri-Armenian border comes at a fragile, fraught time for the region and the world. There is a very real possibility that this crisis could drag in larger countries, either as part of a proxy war or potentially in a direct confrontation, each side accuses the other of starting this latest round of hostilities. Yet, neither seems to be doing much to end the conflict.

  3. Pierre Gilliard:

    The sailor Nagorny, who attended to Alexei Nikolaevitch, passed my window carrying the sick boy in his arms, behind him came the Grand Duchesses loaded with valises and small personal belongings. I tried to get out, but was roughly pushed back into the carriage by the sentry. I came back to the window. Tatiana Nikolayevna came last carrying her little dog and struggling to drag a heavy brown valise. It was raining and I saw her feet sink into the mud at every step. Nagorny tried to come to her assistance; he was roughly pushed back by one of the commisars.

  4. Air Force Secretary Deborah James:

    The main thing is to do it right, we don't want to drag our feet but we don't want to rush because if you rush, you might not get it right.

  5. Louis Adamic:

    From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.


Translations for drag

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • тегля, влача се, драга, мъкна се, дърпане, дърпамBulgarian
  • arrossegarCatalan, Valencian
  • vléct se, táhnout, vléctCzech
  • sich ziehen, zerren, schleifen, Luftwiderstand, Widerstand, sich dahinziehen, ziehen, schleppenGerman
  • οπισθέλκουσαGreek
  • bocanada, arrastrar, resistenciaSpanish
  • vetää, missata, hidastella, ajoankkuri, luisto, kiusankappale, laahustaa, naara, rautaharava, harmi, hajujälki, raahata, pettymys, väliaineen vastus, raahautua, kiskoa, alakierre, blossi, kärry, laahata, jarru, laahus, vastus, madella, savut, reki, harminkappale, dragFinnish
  • emmerdeur, trainée, emmerdeuse, traîner, taffeFrench
  • slaod, tarraingScottish Gaelic
  • גררHebrew
  • ձգել, քաշել, քարշ տալArmenian
  • strascicare, trascinare, strascinare, trainareItalian
  • 引き離す, 引く, 引きずるJapanese
  • სეირნობაGeorgian
  • trahī, trahereLatin
  • awaiMāori
  • drag, blåsNorwegian
  • hinderpaal, fundering, belemmering, luchtweerstand, slepenDutch
  • rozczarowaniePolish
  • arrastarPortuguese
  • волочить, таскать, обуза, драга, волочиться, затяжка, сопротивление, тащиться, разочарование, тащитьRussian
  • дим, вућиSerbo-Croatian
  • ťahať sa, ťahať, vliecť, vliecť saSlovak
  • dragg, dra, släpa, drög, bloss, krypa, luftmotståndSwedish
  • kéoVietnamese
  • שלעפּןYiddish

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