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

  Drag \Drag\, n. [See 3d Dredge.]
     A confection; a comfit; a drug. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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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 :

  Drag \Drag\, v. i.
     1. 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.
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     2. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance
        with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
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              The day drags through, though storms keep out the
              sun.                                  --Byron.
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              Long, open panegyric drags at best.   -- Gay.
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     3. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
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              A propeller is said to drag when the sails urge the
              vessel faster than the revolutions of the screw can
              propel her.                           --Russell.
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     4. To fish with a dragnet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drag \Drag\, n. [See Drag, v. t., and cf. Dray a cart, and
     1st Dredge.]
     1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
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     2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under
        water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
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     3. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind
        of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
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     4. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
        [Collog.] --Thackeray.
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     5. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
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     6.
        (a) 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 Drag
            sail (below).
        (b) Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a
            carriage wheel.
        (c) Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to
            progress or enjoyment.
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                  My lectures were only a pleasure to me, and no
                  drag.                             --J. D.
                                                    Forbes.
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     7. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if
        clogged. "Had a drag in his walk." -- Hazlitt.
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     8. (Founding) The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper
        part being the cope.
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     9. (Masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing
        of soft stone.
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     10. (Marine Engin.) 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.
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     Drag sail (Naut.), a sail or canvas rigged on a stout
        frame, to be dragged by a vessel through the water in
        order to keep her head to the wind or to prevent drifting;
        -- called also drift sail, drag sheet, drag anchor,
        sea anchor, floating anchor, etc.
  
     Drag twist (Mining), a spiral hook at the end of a rod for
        cleaning drilled holes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drag
      n 1: the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
           [syn: drag, retarding force]
      2: something that slows or delays progress; "taxation is a drag
         on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new
         land"
      3: something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag"
      4: clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex
         (especially women's clothing when worn by a man); "he went to
         the party dressed in drag"; "the waitresses looked like
         missionaries in drag"
      5: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on
         his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the
         smoke slowly" [syn: puff, drag, pull]
      6: the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the
         hill exhausted him"
      v 1: pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase
           behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
      2: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn:
         haul, hale, cart, drag]
      3: 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" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep,
         sweep up, drag, drag in]
      4: move slowly and as if with great effort
      5: to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still
         are dragging" [syn: drag, trail, get behind, hang
         back, drop behind, drop back]
      6: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a
         cigarette" [syn: puff, drag, draw]
      7: 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: walk without lifting the feet [syn: scuff, drag]
      9: search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something
         valuable or lost [syn: dredge, drag]
      10: persuade to come away from something attractive or
          interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"
      11: proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged
          on for two hours" [syn: drag, drag on, drag out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  403 Moby Thesaurus words for "drag":
     adduct, adduction, affinity, aggravation, allurement, amble,
     annoyance, arrest, artery, attract, attractance, attraction,
     attractiveness, attractivity, avenue, bad news, bag, bale, barge,
     be magnetic, be prolonged, bearing rein, bedevilment, bit, block,
     bore, bother, botheration, bothersomeness, boulevard, bowl along,
     brake, bundle, burden, burdening, burthen, buttonholer,
     capillarity, capillary attraction, cargo, cascade,
     centripetal force, chain, chain-smoke, charge, charging, chaw,
     check, checkrein, chew, chewing, chock, claudicate, clog, clout,
     clump, coax, coefficient of friction, confine, countercheck,
     crashing bore, crawl, creep, cumber, cumbrance, curb, curb bit,
     dab, daggle, dally, damper, dangle, dawdle, deadweight,
     deceleration, delay, depend, detain, detention, devilment,
     difficulty, dillydally, distract, dogging, dogtrot, doorstop,
     downer, drabble, draft, drag along, drag on, drag out, drag sail,
     draggle, drain, drape, draw, draw towards, drench, dress,
     drift anchor, drift sail, drip, drogue, droop, dryasdust, dub,
     dusty, ease-off, ease-up, encumbrance, equalize, even,
     exasperation, fall, fall behind, falter, favor, fetter, flag,
     flagging, flap, flat tire, flatten, flop, flounce, flow,
     fluid friction, foot, footslog, force of friction,
     force of viscosity, freight, friction head, friction loss,
     frictional resistance, frightful bore, gait, gallop, get behind,
     go dead slow, go on, go slow, goof off, grade, gravitation,
     gravity, grease, habitual smoking, hale, halt, handicap, hang,
     hang back, hang down, harassment, harrow, harrying, haul,
     have an attraction, headache, heave, highway, hinder, hippety-hop,
     hitch, hobble, hold back, hold up, holdback, holdup, hop, hounding,
     humdrum, idle, impede, in, inch, inch along, incubus, incumbency,
     induce, influence, inhale, inhale snuff, inside track, interest,
     internal friction, jog, jog-trot, jolt, jump, keep back, lading,
     lag, lag behind, lallygag, lay, laze, letdown, letup, level, limp,
     linger, linger behind, linger on, load, loading, lock step, loiter,
     lollygag, lop, lubricate, lug, lumber, lunge, lurch, lure, magnet,
     magnetism, magnetize, make late, martingale, millstone, mince,
     mincing steps, minus acceleration, molestation, mosey, mow,
     mutual attraction, nicotine addiction, nicotinism, nod, nuisance,
     obstruct, obstruction, oil, oppression, overload, overtaxing,
     overweighting, pace, paddle, path, peg, pelham, pend, persecution,
     persuade, pest, piaffe, piaffer, pill, plane, planish, plaster,
     plod, poke, poke along, potter, prance, pressure, problem,
     procrastinate, proser, puff, pull, pull towards, pulling power,
     put off, rack, remora, resistance, retard, retardation, retardment,
     road, roll, rolling friction, saddling, sag, sashay, saunter,
     scotch, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, sea anchor, setback, shackle,
     shamble, shave, shilly-shally, shuffle, shuffle along, sidle,
     single-foot, skin friction, skip, slack-up, slacken, slackening,
     sliding friction, slink, slip friction, slither, slog, slouch,
     slow down, slowdown, slowing, slowing down, slowness, slowup,
     smoke, smoking, smoking habit, smooth, smooth down, smooth out,
     snaffle, snake, special favor, spoke, stagger, stagger along,
     stalk, stall, stamp, starting friction, static friction, stay,
     step, stomp, stop, straddle, straggle, strain, street, stride,
     stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, suction, superincumbency,
     surcharge, swag, swagger, swill, swing, sympathy, tabacism,
     tabacosis, tabagism, take in tow, take snuff, tarry, taxing,
     thoroughfare, tittup, tobaccoism, toddle, toddle along, totter,
     totter along, tow, track, traction, trail, trail behind, train,
     traipse, trammel, trawl, tread, trial, trip, troll, trot, trouble,
     trudge, tug, twaddler, velocity, vexation, vexatiousness, waddle,
     walk, wamble, waste time, way, wear on, weep, wet blanket, wheedle,
     wiggle, wobble, worm, worm along, worriment, worry
  
  

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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