Synonyms of drag in English:



  • 1 she dragged the heavy chair nearer to the bed
    haul, pull, draw, tug, heave, trail, trawl, tow; Irishstreel
    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.delayput off doing somethingpostpone actiondefer actionprocrastinatebe dilatoryuse delaying tacticsstalltemporizeplay for timeplay a waiting gamedallytake one's time informaldilly-dallyshilly-shallyUS informalkick the can down the road

    drag on

    the war dragged onpersistcontinuego oncarry onextendrun onbe protractedlingerendurekeep upholdprevailsubsist

    drag something out

    that procedure was bound to drag out the negotiationsprolongprotractdraw outstretch outspin outstring outmake something go on and onextendextend the duration oflengthencarry onkeep goingkeep alivecontinue archaicwire-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/New Zealand informal nark
    British informal , dated blighter, blister, pill
    British vulgar slang pain in the arse
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