English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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drag, retarding forcenoun
the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
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"
something tedious and boring
"peeling potatoes is a drag"
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"
puff, drag, pullnoun
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"
the act of dragging (pulling with force)
"the drag up the hill exhausted him"
pull, as against a resistance
"He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
haul, hale, cart, dragverb
draw slowly or heavily
"haul stones"; "haul nets"
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
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag inverb
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"
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
move slowly and as if with great effort
drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop backverb
to lag or linger behind
"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
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
puff, drag, drawverb
suck in or take (air)
"draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
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
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"
walk without lifting the feet
search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
"He dragged me away from the television set"
drag, drag on, drag outverb
proceed for an extended period of time
"The speech dragged on for two hours"
exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself
she hauled the laden basket up the slopeSubmitted by rinat on September 10, 2019
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How to use drag in a sentence?
Unfortunately it seems like this just could drag on.
There was this drag force. The thing [G2] became slower.
It's obvious that China will try to drag this out as long as it can and hope it disappears after the (2020 presidential) election.
Every Republican says now they oppose amnesty, kind of funny how that works, well we had an epic drag down fight with Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer proposing a massive amnesty plan, whole bunch of establishment Republicans, including Marco Rubio side by side proposing amnesty. Millions of Americans rose up against it.
The energy sector is a big drag on the market today and that continues to face headwinds, crude oil is under renewed pressure with its threat of new supply, so another lag lower in crude oil would be a big headwind for the market.
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- тегля, влача се, драга, мъкна се, дърпане, дърпамBulgarian
- arrossegarCatalan, Valencian
- vléct se, táhnout, vléctCzech
- sich ziehen, zerren, schleifen, Luftwiderstand, Widerstand, sich dahinziehen, ziehen, schleppenGerman
- 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
- ձգել, քաշել, քարշ տալArmenian
- strascicare, trascinare, strascinare, trainareItalian
- 引き離す, 引く, 引きずるJapanese
- trahī, trahereLatin
- drag, blåsNorwegian
- hinderpaal, fundering, belemmering, luchtweerstand, slepenDutch
- 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
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