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 for Dragging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Dragged by the cords which through his feet were
              thrust.                               --Denham.
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              The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag
              thee down.                            --Tennyson.
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              A needless Alexandrine ends the song
              That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length
              along.                                --Pope.
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     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.
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              Then while I dragged my brains for such a song.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in
        pain or with difficulty.
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              Have dragged a lingering life.        -- Dryden.
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     To drag an anchor (Naut.), to trail it along the bottom
        when the anchor will not hold the ship.
  
     Syn: See Draw.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dragging \dragging\ adj.
     painfully or tediously slow and boring; as, the dragging
     minutes.
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dragging
      adj 1: marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner; "it was
             a strange dragging approach"; "years of dragging war"

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  drag and drop
  drag
  dragging
  
     A common method for manipulating files (and sometimes text)
     under a graphical user interface or WIMP environment.  The
     user moves the pointer over an icon representing a file and
     presses a mouse button.  He holds the button down while moving
     the pointer (dragging the file) to another place, usually a
     directory viewer or an icon for some application program,
     and then releases the button (dropping the file).  The meaning
     of this action can often be modified by holding certain keys
     on the keyboard at the same time.
  
     Some systems also use this technique for objects other than
     files, e.g. portions of text in a word processor.
  
     The biggest problem with drag and drop is does it mean "copy"
     or "move"?  The answer to this question is not intuitively
     evident, and there is no consensus for which is the right
     answer.  The same vendor even makes it move in some cases and
     copy in others.  Not being sure whether an operation is copy
     or move will cause you to check very often, perhaps every time
     if you need to be certain.  Mistakes can be costly.  People
     make mistakes all the time with drag and drop.  Human
     computer interaction studies show a higher failure rate for
     such operations, but also a higher "forgiveness rate" (users
     think "silly me") than failures with commands (users think
     "stupid machine").  Overall, drag and drop took some 40 times
     longer to do than single-key commands.
  
     [Erik Naggum ]
  
     (2007-06-15)
  

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