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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
    informalyank, lug
  • 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
    informaldilly-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


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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 informalpain in the butt, nudnik
    Australian informalfair cow
    Australian/New Zealand informalnark
    British informal, , datedblighter, blister, pill
    British vulgar slangpain in the arse
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