Definition of drag :
1. A confection; a comfit; a drug.
2. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
3. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
4. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
5. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
6. A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
7. Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
8. Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See sail ( below).
9. Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.
10. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
11. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
12. The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.
13. The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. See Citation under Drag, v. i., 3.
14. To be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not hold.
15. To break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag.
16. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
17. To draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; -- applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing.
18. To fish with a dragnet.
19. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
20. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
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hinder (part of speech: verb)
cripple, block, thwart, burden, counter, congest, delay, oppose, baffle, inhibit, curb, snarl, obstruct, hamper, crimp, fetter, dam, foul, constipate, mire, hamstring, constrain, complicate, deter, entrap, tangle, clog, snag, paralyze, stop, brake, handicap, detain, resist, restrain, hinder, stay, bung, frustrate, bar, impede, bottleneck, choke, jam, plug, encumber, check, impair, cramp, restrict, entangle, catch, interrupt
attract (part of speech: verb)
hindrance (part of speech: noun)
disadvantage, blockade, blockage, bafflement, complication, entrapment, damper, impediment, constraint, deterrent, impedance, encumbrance, hurdle, frustration, inhibition, congestion, restriction, impasse, restraint, interruption, entanglement, resistance, hindrance, opposition, constipation, obstruction, drawback, barrier, stoppage, obstacle
pull (part of speech: verb)
slow (part of speech: verb)
- And you drag me out of bed in the middle of the night to tell me that? - "The Silent Mill", Hermann Sudermann.
- But these, as the slayers sprang forward to drag them forth to the terrible pool of death, flung themselves on the ground weeping. - "The White Shield", Bertram Mitford.
- He went so far as to let her drag him in. - "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.