"dragging" in the verb sense
pull, as against a resistance
"He dragged the big suitcase behind him"
"These worries were dragging at him"
2. haul, hale, cart, drag
draw slowly or heavily
3. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in
force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
"They were swept up by the events"
"don't drag me into this business"
move slowly and as if with great effort
5. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back
to lag or linger behind
"But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
6. puff, drag, draw
suck in or take (air
"draw a deep breath"
"draw on a cigarette"
use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
"drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"
8. scuff, drag
walk without lifting the feet
9. dredge, drag
search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
"He dragged me away from the television set"
11. drag, drag on, drag out
proceed for an extended period of time
"The speech dragged on for two hours"
"dragging" in the adjective sense
marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner
"it was a strange dragging approach"
"years of dragging war"
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