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Synonyms of drag in English:


  • 1 she dragged the heavy chair nearer to the bed
    haul, pull, draw, tug, heave, trail, trawl, tow;
    Irish  streel
    informal yank, lug
    archaic hale
  • 2 the day dragged for Anne
    become tedious, appear to pass slowly, go slowly, move slowly, creep along, limp along, crawl, hang heavy, go at a snail's pace, wear on, go on too long, go on and on
  • Phrases

    drag one's feet/heels
    Stop dragging your feet. We have to move.
    delay, put off doing something, postpone action, defer action, procrastinate, be dilatory, use delaying tactics, stall, temporize, play for time, play a waiting game, dally, take one's time
    informal dilly-dally, shilly-shally
    drag on
    the war dragged on
    persist, continue, go on, carry on, extend, run on, be protracted, linger, endure, keep up, hold, prevail, subsist
    drag something out
    that procedure was bound to drag out the negotiations
    prolong, protract, draw out, stretch out, spin out, string out, make something go on and on, extend, extend the duration of, lengthen, carry on, keep going, keep alive, continue
    archaic wire-draw


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  • 1 the drag of the air brakes causes more rapid deceleration
    pull, tug, tow, heave, yank;
    resistance, braking, retardation
  • 2 informal working nine to five can be a drag
    bore, tedious thing, tiresome thing, nuisance, bother, trouble, pest, annoyance, source of annoyance, trial, vexation, thorn in one's flesh;
    tiresome person, tedious person
    North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik
    Australian informal fair cow
    Australian/New Zealand informal nark
    British informal, dated blighter, blister, pill
    British vulgar slang pain in the arse
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