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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drag  \Drag\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dragged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dragging}.]  [OE.  draggen;  akin  to  Sw  dragga  to  search  with 
  a  grapnel,  fr  dragg  grapnel,  fr  draga  to  draw,  the  same 
  word  as  E.  draw.  ?  See  {Draw}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Dragged  by  the  cords  which  through  his  feet  were 
  thrust.  --Denham. 
 
  The  grossness  of  his  nature  will  have  weight  to  drag 
  thee  down  --Tennyson. 
 
  A  needless  Alexandrine  ends  the  song  That  like  a 
  wounded  snake,  drags  its  slow  length  along  --Pope. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Then  while  I  dragged  my  brains  for  such  a  song. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  draw  along  as  something  burdensome;  hence  to  pass  in 
  pain  or  with  difficulty. 
 
  Have  dragged  a  lingering  life.  --  Dryden. 
 
  {To  drag  an  anchor}  (Naut.),  to  trail  it  along  the  bottom 
  when  the  anchor  will  not  hold  the  ship. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Draw}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dragging 
  adj  1:  marked  by  a  painfully  slow  and  effortful  manner;  "it  was  a 
  strange  dragging  approach";  "years  of  dragging  war" 
  2:  passing  painfully  or  tediously  slowly;  "the  dragging 
  minutes" 




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