Translation of drag in Spanish:


arrastrar, v.

Pronunciation: /draɡ//dræɡ/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(haul)

      llevar a rastras
      she dragged herself over to the phone fue a rastras / fue arrastrándose hasta el teléfono
      • to drag sb's name / reputation through the mud / dirt cubrir de fango / manchar el buen nombre de algn
      • Handling children roughly by dragging them along by their arms was totally inappropriate behaviour and potentially dangerous to the child or children concerned.
      • He slapped his palms down on the floor and pulled, dragging his body towards the bathroom's exit.
      • Meanwhile, nine volunteers dragged a seven-ton truck along two miles of road to raise money for the appeal.
      • Travel agency staff in Bradford have helped the Lord Mayor's appeal for an outdoors activity charity take-off by dragging a plane along a runway.
      • They dragged the cart along the sidewalk, up two flights of stairs, across the hallway and into our dorm room.
      • He pulled her up and dragged her along to where the doctor was standing, and continued holding her hand.
      • I climbed around under the tree, dragging the rake along with me.
      • The pull of a chain drags a ferry across the tiny Verugal River crossing, barely 100-metres wide.
      • Verek was walking with difficulty, dragging a body along side him.
      • He pulled on her roughly, trying to drag her back towards the shore, but wasn't making very good progress.
      • She pulled herself to her feet and dragged her sword along with her.
      • I wasn't close enough to see much detail, but he just seemed to wander out of the way, dragging his bike along with him.
      • It's a lot of pushing and pulling and dragging players along with you.
      • From 230,000 miles away, the moon's gravity pulls the Earth, dragging the ocean outwards in a bulge of water that creates a tide.
      • She walked with great difficulty, dragging her left leg behind her.
      • I won't, she murmured, dragging the bloody tissue roughly across her cheeks.
      • Running back to the door, Stephanie drags the heavy chest she was sitting by which makes a screeching sound as it moves across the linoleum floor.
      • And with that, Kel dragged her twin forcefully out of their front door before their mother could say anything else.
      • I dragged my heavy feet along the floor as I went to switch it off.
      • First I was chilled, then hot, then so weak I could barely pull myself out to drag our boat over sand shallows.

    • 1.2(force)

      I dragged myself out of bed me forcé a salir de la cama
      • we had to drag the information out of him tuvimos que sacarle la información con tirabuzón
      • how did I get dragged into this ridiculous plan? ¿cómo me dejé meter en un plan tan absurdo?
      • it's hard to drag him away from the television set cuesta sacarlo de enfrente del televisor
      • I could hardly bear to drag myself away no tenía ninguna gana de irme
      • Reluctantly we dragged ourselves away from bashing rock solid flowers frozen to minus 196 degrees Celsius.
      • She had difficulty dragging herself out of bed.
      • When I did drag myself out for a walk - we were in downtown Hollywood - I was fascinated to recognise that many of the back alleys and car lots of some of those ancient two-reelers were still in existence.
      • More wine and schmoozing and I meet loads of lovely people until my girlfriend dutifully drags me home at 1am.
      • Kapera dragged the gray-eyed agent away despite his protests.
      • Despite having so many professors of hindsight we are still dragged through review after review.
      • Yeah, my girlfriend dragged me to exercise this morning, actually.
      • Getting up reluctantly, I dragged myself to the door and opened it.
      • I found it very difficult to drag myself back to the office after that, so after a quick conference with Paul I booked some holiday for mid-July when I got back to my desk and immediately felt better about things.
      • Jesse dragged herself inside with visible reluctance at the last second before our teacher entered and shuffled her way over to our table, glaring at me the whole while.
      • Reluctantly he dragged himself to his feet and staggered into the kitchen.
      • Always ride with at least one friend (it can be very difficult to drag yourself and your bike 10 miles out of a trail with a broken leg).
      • Two years ago, I was dragged, somewhat reluctantly, to my first meeting by a very enthusiastic friend.
      • However, the prospect of dragging a reluctant teenager around may put off most parents before you've even left the house.
      • Some of them no doubt wonder whether we are the sort of parents who drag their children from one important cultural event to another, no matter how bored they are.
      • A few nights later, he is dragged reluctantly to the theatre, where Clara has the lead, and he is captivated by her.
      • I see Christy grin as she drags a reluctant Mike onto the dance floor.
      • He drags David to the event, and ends up proposing to his new girlfriend.
      • Usually, but reluctantly, they drag themselves downstairs.
      • Like a mad tugboat, my friend Michael nonetheless seemed eager to drag me to the event.
      • As soon as he arrived home from the University, I dragged him to look at the tunnel, despite Pride's objections.
      • You have just discover that this is only useful in the classes that your girlfriend dragged you to!
      • He was an incredibly focused man (the personification of practicality) so much so that his friends had to drag him to any social event he ever attended.
      • He dragged himself up the walk, dimly noticing that the front window was covered with condensation.
      • The door swung open and Kata walked in, dragging herself across the room to flop down on the couch, exhaling loudly.
      • It is also a sober commentary on an event that has dragged the town once again into the limelight.
      • Eventually, one of the other guys' girlfriends would intrude on them and drag her boyfriend off to dance.
      • Wearily, I got up and dragged myself into the hall, taking my can of beer with me.
      • When your friend dragged you away, I reluctantly watched you leave.
      • The weight of her wet clothes made it difficult to drag herself out of the water, but Annabelle managed.
      • Reluctantly, she dragged herself out of bed and shuffled into the bathroom.
      • She dragged him onto the floor despite his protests and silenced him with an explanation.
      • At this, a couple of selection team hopefuls get up and reluctantly drag themselves from the room.
      • The church is dragging itself, however reluctantly in some quarters, into the 21st century.
      • Reluctantly, I drag myself from the security of sleep.
      • His excuses included that he was tired, his girlfriend was dragging him to meet with the caterer or he didn't want to go outside in the rain.
      • It was with the greatest reluctance that I dragged myself into consciousness after my nap this afternoon to go pay a visit to Graham's parents.
      • It also meant that, as her best friend, I was usually dragged to whatever event that gossip may lead her too.
      • Wearily, the others followed him, practically dragging themselves up the wooden steps.
      • It was difficult to drag myself from this remarkable family.

  • 2

    (allow to trail)
    (anchor/tail/garment) arrastrar
    the dog was dragging its broken leg el perro iba arrastrando la pata rota
    • I don't want to drag the kids around with me all day no quiero andar con los niños a cuestas todo el día
    • to drag one's feet / heels (act slowly, unwillingly) dar(le) largas al asunto
  • 3

    (lake/river) dragar
  • 4

    drag (and drop) arrastrar (y soltar)

intransitive verb

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  • 2

    (anchor) garrar
    (coat) arrastrar
    her dress dragged behind her el vestido le arrastraba por detrás
  • 3

  • 4

    (go on slowly)
    (work/conversation) hacerse pesado
    (film/play) hacerse largo
    the meeting really dragged la reunión se hizo eterna
  • 5USinformal

    (race cars)
    echarse un pique informal


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    a drag on sb/sth
    • he's been a drag on her all her life ha sido una carga para ella toda su vida
    • it was a continual drag on my time me quitaba / me robaba mucho tiempo
    • the war was a drag on the country's resources la guerra fue una sangría para los recursos del país
  • 2slang

    (tiresome thing)
    lata feminine informal
    plomo masculine informal
    coñazo masculine Spain slang
    camello masculine Colombia informal
    (tiresome person) plomo masculine informal
    (tiresome person) pelmazo masculine informal
    (tiresome person) pelmaza feminine informal
    what a drag! ¡qué lata! informal
  • 3

    (resistant force)
    resistencia al avance feminine
  • 4informal

    (on cigarette)
    chupada feminine
    pitada feminine Latin America
    calada feminine Spain
  • 5USslang

    palanca feminine informal
    enchufe masculine Spain informal
    cuña feminine Southern Cone informal
  • 6

    (women's clothes)
    (show/act) (before noun) de travestis
    (show/act) (before noun) de transformistas
    to wear drag vestirse de mujer
    • in drag vestido de mujer
  • 7

    red barredera feminine
  • 8USslang

    the main drag la calle principal