Definition of drag-and-drop in English:

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[with object]
Move (an icon or other image) to another part of the screen using a mouse or similar device, typically in order to perform some operation on a file or document.
Example sentences
  • Most common file operations are performed using point-and-click and drag-and-drop, not with command-line utilities.
  • This enables users to create Web-based libraries of DWG, DXF, and 3DMAX files, which can be previewed in a Web browser, then drag-and-dropped into an open drawing.
  • The requisite folder is identified and using a simple drag-and-drop, the image is copied back onto the damaged drive.


Relating to or permitting the movement of images in this way: drag-and-drop transfer of messages
More example sentences
  • This device is best suited to easy drag-and-drop transfers, which is ideal if you have saved your CD collection onto your computer.
  • Spent about an hour last night adding a drag-and-drop image control.
  • Last week you explained the drag-and-drop technique to add or remove an application from the Startup folder.

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Syllabification: drag-and-drop

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