There are 2 translations of drag in Spanish:

drag1

Pronunciation: /dræg/

vt (-gg-)

  • 1 1.1 (haul) arrastrar, llevar a rastras she dragged herself over to the phone fue a rastras or fue arrastrándose hasta el teléfono to drag sb's name o reputation through the mud o dirt cubrir* de fango or manchar el buen nombre de algn
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    • Handling children roughly by dragging them along by their arms was totally inappropriate behaviour and potentially dangerous to the child or children concerned.
    • Verek was walking with difficulty, dragging a body along side him.
    • He pulled on her roughly, trying to drag her back towards the shore, but wasn't making very good progress.
    1.2 (force) [colloquial/familiar] I dragged myself out of bed me forcé a salir de la cama we had to drag the information out of him tuvimos que sacarle la información con tirabuzón [familiar/colloquial] how did I get dragged into this ridiculous plan? ¿cómo me dejé meter en un plan tan absurdo? it's hard to drag him away from the television set cuesta sacarlo de enfrente del televisor I could hardly bear to drag myself away no tenía ninguna gana de irme
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    • He drags David to the event, and ends up proposing to his new girlfriend.
    • It also meant that, as her best friend, I was usually dragged to whatever event that gossip may lead her too.
    • Like a mad tugboat, my friend Michael nonetheless seemed eager to drag me to the event.
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    • The church is dragging itself, however reluctantly in some quarters, into the 21st century.
    • Reluctantly we dragged ourselves away from bashing rock solid flowers frozen to minus 196 degrees Celsius.
    • Reluctantly, I drag myself from the security of sleep.
  • 2 (allow to trail) [tail/garment/anchor] arrastrar the dog was dragging its broken leg el perro iba arrastrando la pata rota I don't want to drag the kids around with me all day no quiero andar con los niños a cuestas todo el día to drag one's feet o heels (act slowly, unwillingly) dar(le)* largas al asunto (lit: scuff along) andar* arrastrando los pies
  • 3 (dredge) [river/lake] dragar*
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    • Lochs and rivers have been dragged by police divers, and mountain rescue teams have been called out to search the wild Argyll terrain for his body - but to no avail.
  • 4 [Comput] drag (and drop) arrastrar (y soltar)
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    • If you'd like to move your text, click and hold your left mouse button to drag your text to your desired position.
    • In graphical editors, to change a block of text, click and drag the mouse to highlight the text, then click an icon or menu option or type a keyboard shortcut.
    • Internet Radio stations are added by browsing to the website, and dragging the icon of the desired station into the drop window.

vi (-gg-)

  • 1 1.1 (trail) [anchor] garrar; [coat] arrastrar her dress dragged behind her el vestido le arrastraba por detrás 1.2 (lag) rezagarse*
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    • Her ghoulish black clothing dragged tragically along the ground.
    • Cherry strolled slowly, her dark red skirt dragging along the ground.
    • Taidra quickly moved to her closet door, her servant dress dragging along the ground.
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    • The crew made a distress call after their 47 foot yacht started dragging its anchor and was in danger of going ashore onto the rocks.
    • Many a boat has dragged anchor and been smashed to pieces there.
    • Her propeller shaft was fouled and she was dragging her anchor, so Endurance, some 25 miles away when the call went out, closed in at top speed to act as on-scene commander.
  • 2 (go on slowly) [work/conversation] hacerse* pesado; [film/play] hacerse* largo the meeting really dragged la reunión se hizo eterna
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    • Time dragged slowly but somehow the hour passed, and the time came to go on through to the hall where the gig was being held.
    • Sunday dragged slowly on and it was a surprise when Frank phoned and told me we were going to leave early, as the captain had seen a big shoal of mackerel whilst on the way in.
    • She felt herself nodding off to sleep as the minutes dragged slowly by.
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    • Hasani said the drafting process of the statute dragged on for over a year because it did not suit the interests of the Rectorate.
    • In fact, so laborious was the process that it dragged on for months and went way over budget.
    • This process dragged on for over a year, while at the same time in the city, the gas and heating were cut off.
  • 3 (race cars) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], echarse un pique [familiar/colloquial]

Phrasal verbs

drag down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (morally) arrastrar he tries to drag everyone down to his own level quiere arrastrar a los demás a su mismo nivel 1.2 (physically) debilitar

drag in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[subject/topic] sacar* a colación

drag on

v + adv
alargarse* (interminablemente)

drag out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o

drag up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (recall) sacar* a relucir why drag that up now? ¿qué sentido tiene sacar eso a relucir ahora? 1.2 (bring up) (BrE) [humorístico/humorous], criar* where were you dragged up? ¿y tú dónde te criaste or dónde aprendiste esos modales?

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There are 2 translations of drag in Spanish:

drag2

n

  • 1 (no pl) 1.1 (hindrance)a drag on sb/sth he's been a drag on her all her life ha sido una carga para ella toda su vida it was a continual drag on my time me quitaba or me robaba mucho tiempo the war was a drag on the country's resources la guerra fue una sangría para los recursos del país
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    • Gains by both groups after encouraging figures from the company saw the FTSE shrug off the drag caused by weaker bank, pharmaceutical and telecom stocks.
    • Larry mentioned this year that he almost always has to build the roof for the missions, which I guess is a drag because they are complicated.
    • At present, they are more of an economic drag and a liability.
    1.2 (tiresome thing) [slang/argot] lata (f) [familiar/colloquial], plomo (m) [familiar/colloquial], coñazo (m) (Esp) [argot/slang], camello (m) (Col) [familiar/colloquial]; (tiresome person) plomo (m) [familiar/colloquial], pelmazo, -za (m,f) [familiar/colloquial] what a drag! ¡qué lata! [familiar/colloquial]
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    • His new album is not musically operatic - his songs are tediously boring, like a drag out of hell.
    • Sometimes, just sometimes, to only work becomes either a drag or just too boring.
    • Soon politics will no longer be a boring drag and life could get very regal in the Aras.
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    • He held the cigarette in his right hand, he twirled it, he flicked it, he put it to his lips and took long drags, inhaling the smoke, holding it in his lungs forever.
    • He lit his cigarette and took a long drag, blowing the smoke out towards her.
    • Fuora said grinning, she lit a cigarette and took a long drag then blew the smoke into Bree's face.
  • 2 u (resistant force) resistencia (f) al avance
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    • That friction-like drag slowed the moving cloud of atoms to a standstill, although each atom continued to move randomly near its place in the array.
    • Any increase in surface area will increase skin friction drag.
    • The presence of a longer disordered tag thus exerts a greater frictional drag, affecting the module tumbling in solution.
  • 5 u (women's clothes) to wear drag vestirse* de mujer in drag vestido de mujer (before n) [act/show] de travestis or transformistas drag artist drag (queen) (f), transformista (m) drag queen drag (queen) (f), reinona (f) [Esp arg]
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    • In drag, he has avoided the obvious pitfalls and manages to be quite moving.
    • In drag, the men play and create new identities.
    • For those who have never seen live drag king shows, this documentary is definitely an eye-opener.
  • 6 c (dragnet) red (f) barredera
  • 7 (street) (AmE) [slang/argot] the main drag la calle principal

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Cultural fact of the day

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