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transitive verbdragged, dragging
1.1(haul)arrastrarllevar a rastrasshe dragged herself over to the phone — fue a rastras / fue arrastrándose hasta el teléfono
- The pull of a chain drags a ferry across the tiny Verugal River crossing, barely 100-metres wide.
- It's a lot of pushing and pulling and dragging players along with you.
- I dragged my heavy feet along the floor as I went to switch it off.
- I climbed around under the tree, dragging the rake along with me.
- And with that, Kel dragged her twin forcefully out of their front door before their mother could say anything else.
- He pulled her up and dragged her along to where the doctor was standing, and continued holding her hand.
- Verek was walking with difficulty, dragging a body along side him.
- Meanwhile, nine volunteers dragged a seven-ton truck along two miles of road to raise money for the appeal.
- She pulled herself to her feet and dragged her sword along with her.
- She walked with great difficulty, dragging her left leg behind her.
- He slapped his palms down on the floor and pulled, dragging his body towards the bathroom's exit.
- Handling children roughly by dragging them along by their arms was totally inappropriate behaviour and potentially dangerous to the child or children concerned.
- 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.
- First I was chilled, then hot, then so weak I could barely pull myself out to drag our boat over sand shallows.
- They dragged the cart along the sidewalk, up two flights of stairs, across the hallway and into our dorm room.
- 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.
- I won't, she murmured, dragging the bloody tissue roughly across her cheeks.
- 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.
- He pulled on her roughly, trying to drag her back towards the shore, but wasn't making very good progress.
- 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.
1.2informal (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
- As soon as he arrived home from the University, I dragged him to look at the tunnel, despite Pride's objections.
- I see Christy grin as she drags a reluctant Mike onto the dance floor.
- 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.
- It is also a sober commentary on an event that has dragged the town once again into the limelight.
- Two years ago, I was dragged, somewhat reluctantly, to my first meeting by a very enthusiastic friend.
- More wine and schmoozing and I meet loads of lovely people until my girlfriend dutifully drags me home at 1am.
- Getting up reluctantly, I dragged myself to the door and opened it.
- Reluctantly we dragged ourselves away from bashing rock solid flowers frozen to minus 196 degrees Celsius.
- Yeah, my girlfriend dragged me to exercise this morning, actually.
- 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.
- 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).
- She had difficulty dragging herself out of bed.
- 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.
- Reluctantly, she dragged herself out of bed and shuffled into the bathroom.
- However, the prospect of dragging a reluctant teenager around may put off most parents before you've even left the house.
- 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.
- Eventually, one of the other guys' girlfriends would intrude on them and drag her boyfriend off to dance.
- At this, a couple of selection team hopefuls get up and reluctantly drag themselves from the room.
- Reluctantly he dragged himself to his feet and staggered into the kitchen.
- 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.
- Usually, but reluctantly, they drag themselves downstairs.
- He dragged himself up the walk, dimly noticing that the front window was covered with condensation.
- It also meant that, as her best friend, I was usually dragged to whatever event that gossip may lead her too.
- Despite having so many professors of hindsight we are still dragged through review after review.
- The door swung open and Kata walked in, dragging herself across the room to flop down on the couch, exhaling loudly.
- He drags David to the event, and ends up proposing to his new girlfriend.
- Kapera dragged the gray-eyed agent away despite his protests.
- The weight of her wet clothes made it difficult to drag herself out of the water, but Annabelle managed.
- Wearily, the others followed him, practically dragging themselves up the wooden steps.
- Like a mad tugboat, my friend Michael nonetheless seemed eager to drag me to the event.
- She dragged him onto the floor despite his protests and silenced him with an explanation.
- A few nights later, he is dragged reluctantly to the theatre, where Clara has the lead, and he is captivated by her.
- Reluctantly, I drag myself from the security of sleep.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- It was difficult to drag myself from this remarkable family.
- You have just discover that this is only useful in the classes that your girlfriend dragged you to!
- The church is dragging itself, however reluctantly in some quarters, into the 21st century.
2(allow to trail)(tail/anchor/garment) arrastrarthe 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
- His scaled tail dragging behind me, I carried him awkwardly to his mother.
- One last stop is required, right about the time my feet begin to hurt and my shopping bag is dragging along the ground.
- Not only did it not pull its weight, but it was like an anchor that had to be dragged around by the rest of the team.
- Kenji's tennis shoes dragged against the ground hopelessly.
- My cloak dragged along the dusty floor; I followed the rest of them.
- Her wolfish tail dragged across the ground like a meek puppy, even though her colorless eyes sparkled with strength.
- It was far too big for her, and the sleeves dragged, as it had belonged to her grandmother as a girl.
- I followed him silently, my dress dragging slightly on the carpet behind me.
- Meanwhile, in a castle that shouldn't be there, they were holding one of Luke's arms each, letting his feet drag along the ground.
- Many a boat has dragged anchor and been smashed to pieces there.
- She moved, instead, past her mother's room and to her own, the hem of her fine red dress dragging, wet and dirty, on the clean floor behind her.
- She wore a beautiful red and white gown that dragged across the ground.
- Three people were rescued in hurricane force winds today, after a yacht from London began dragging its anchor east of Hunda Sound, off Burray.
- Her ghoulish black clothing dragged tragically along the ground.
- The crew made a distress call after their 47 foot yacht started dragging its anchor and was in danger of going ashore onto the rocks.
- His tail almost dragged upon the gleaming floor, black and braided as well.
- Taidra quickly moved to her closet door, her servant dress dragging along the ground.
- That was the last thing that she needed, her coat dragging along outside and getting even more abused than it already was.
- A fin down its back ends in another larger tail dragging behind it.
- Her comrades were much broader in size, both carrying enormous cannon weapons that dragged along the ground behind them as they marched on.
- Cherry strolled slowly, her dark red skirt dragging along the ground.
- As it slunk back off into the forest, another shadow crawled down from a tree, its long arms dragging along the ground behind it as it went.
- The skirt of her dark blue gown dragged along the floor, collecting a little dust, but Lilatte hardly noticed.
- Her propeller shaft was fouled and she was dragging her anchor, so Endurance, some 25 miles away when the call went out, closed in at top speed to act as on-scene commander.
- Anchoring in Bressay Sound to the south of Lerwick, they have a habit of dragging anchor in heavy storms and failing to get their engines started due to sloppy maintenance.
- Depending on the severity of a collision you will end up with crumpled doors, shattered glass or even bumpers and skirts dragging in a trail of sparks behind you.
- Lochs and rivers have been dragged by police divers, and mountain rescue teams have been called out to search the wild Argyll terrain for his body - but to no avail.
4Computingdrag (and drop) — arrastrar (y soltar)
- Click and drag this from one image into the second one.
- In the Edit mode, click on the scene you want to move, hold down the mouse button and drag it to the required place in the Storyboard list.
- He drags the icon for the software that was on the desktop to the zip drive.
- An example of improved user-friendliness is that live images can now be dragged, zoomed, and centered.
- The interface reflects this, and you are able to easily select players and assign them units, or just drag the player's icon over the group.
- A window can be dragged between desktops (onto the same relative page) in this manner.
- If your mouse pointer is moving too fast, drag the slider to the slower side.
- To remove individual desktop icons from your desktop, you can drag the icon to the Recycle Bin or you can right-click on the shortcut and select Delete.
- Internet Radio stations are added by browsing to the website, and dragging the icon of the desired station into the drop window.
- This window cannot be dragged out of the screen unless you disable a corresponding check.
- In graphical editors, to change a block of text, click and drag the mouse to highlight the text, then click an icon or menu option or type a keyboard shortcut.
- If you'd like to move your text, click and hold your left mouse button to drag your text to your desired position.
- It includes such functions as dragging icons between folders, resizing windows inside the browser, sorting data easily and the like.
- The image deformation tools let you drag the corners of a 2D image to deform it, perhaps to change or emphasize perspective effects.
- As soon as the Move command starts and a ghost image appears as you drag the entities, the entities are regenerated so they appear as boxes.
- The company also announces it will create an operating system based on dragging and clicking on computer screen icons.
- Once you've identified your clip, just drag the mouse cursor over the area you want.
- Using this program, I can give you a feature where you can drag a picture from the desktop into an article.
- The data visualization tool allowed me to drag my mouse over the various ski resorts and see the skiing conditions, including snowfall and depth.
- If you'd like to move your text, click and hold your left mouse button directly over your text to drag it to your desired position.
intransitive verbdragged, dragging
1.1(trail)(anchor) garrar(coat) arrastrarher dress dragged behind her — el vestido le arrastraba por detrás
- The next few classes dragged by slowly and after the day was over she felt physically drained.
- Both of them, dead, and yet for him his own painful, bloodstained existence dragged slowly on.
- She felt herself nodding off to sleep as the minutes dragged slowly by.
- The time dragged so slowly that afternoon, I stared at the clock several times, and at one point it seemed like time had stopped altogether.
- It was the most perfect place he could imagine, and the days before he left dragged more slowly then any had ever before.
- Other people might know more than the tender about Meyin, and he planned to ask around, but he knew that the next nine and a half hours would drag by excruciatingly slowly.
- Time dragged slowly but somehow the hour passed, and the time came to go on through to the hall where the gig was being held.
- Sunday dragged slowly on and it was a surprise when Frank phoned and told me we were going to leave early, as the captain had seen a big shoal of mackerel whilst on the way in.
- If time flies when you're having fun, it drags interminably when you're waiting to get a party started, according to the players who have been stuck in the wings this week.
- The next two days dragged along slowly as the jeep ate up the miles to the chuck wagon.
- Time had dragged obscenely slowly since he woke up almost a week earlier in the French army hospital.
- The days dragged by slowly and every day she missed her parents more and more.
- How long those drawn-out minutes feel, as they seem to drag into hours, the poignancy of the story lost in the padding, the emotions dulled by the sheer boredom of so much of the text.
- The rest of the day dragged by, and eventually came to the bus ride home.
- The problem is, the months seem to drag by so slowly that it's driving me up the wall.
- The evening seemed to drag by slowly, like a slug carrying a weight on it's back.
- I don't know about you, but somehow this week seems to be dragging along slowly to me.
2(go on slowly)(conversation/work) hacerse pesado(play/film) hacerse largothe meeting really dragged — la reunión se hizo eterna
- The suit dragged on for years during which the tribes and government did not distinguish themselves by their behavior.
- ‘Things have dragged on for so long it could be classified as derelict,’ he said.
- The saga has dragged on for years since the wool processing plant closed its doors for the last time.
- He believes one of the reasons the move ended up dead in the water was that negotiations dragged on too long.
- As talks dragged on through the day, special forces continued preparing for an onslaught.
- Instead of ending with a quick defeat, the war dragged on.
- Fortunately, as the hours of live coverage dragged on through the weekend, this was a crisis with few casualties.
- But I must tell you frankly one of the reasons why this investigation was dragging for so long is that we lacked sufficient evidence.
- Who was it that said ‘I sure hope that trial drags out a few more months.’
- The process to getting a second operator has dragged on for three years now.
- His brother told the newspaper last night that he hoped the discovery would help bring to an end the family's nightmare which has dragged on for more than two years.
- The process dragged on for a few weeks, and the information dribbled in.
- There's not a single moment in the game where it drags or you want to get it over with.
- However, the malice and hatred Enrico and I had for each other continued and the battle dragged on.
- Privatization of state firms has dragged on due to resistance from bureaucrats, unions and populist politicians.
- Hasani said the drafting process of the statute dragged on for over a year because it did not suit the interests of the Rectorate.
- In fact, so laborious was the process that it dragged on for months and went way over budget.
- Negotiations dragged on for months, from fall into the following spring.
- This process dragged on for over a year, while at the same time in the city, the gas and heating were cut off.
- We consider that the science is clear but, regrettably, the whole process has dragged on too long.
3US informal(race cars)echarse un pique informal
1.1(hindrance)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
- Larry mentioned this year that he almost always has to build the roof for the missions, which I guess is a drag because they are complicated.
- The only drag is getting out there: the Marché is at 11600 de Salaberry, just off the Sources Boulevard exit from the 40.
- Gains by both groups after encouraging figures from the company saw the FTSE shrug off the drag caused by weaker bank, pharmaceutical and telecom stocks.
- At present, they are more of an economic drag and a liability.
1.2slang (tiresome thing)lata feminine informalplomo masculine informalcoñazo masculine Spain slangcamello masculine Colombia informal(tiresome person) plomo masculine informal(tiresome person) pelmazo masculine informal(tiresome person) pelmaza feminine informalwhat a drag! — ¡qué lata! informal
- I might even go on and write about how Monday was such a drag; how I bought tickets for the film, and tried to cope with the choices before me.
- When it's your job to produce a digest inside three hours for your boss, doing it at home too (not that, given the time, I'm actually at home!) seems a bit of a drag.
- But what is so easy in the evening by the morning's such a drag.
- The one thing that is inhibiting, a slight drag, is that the coaches need to encourage expression of these kids more when they're very young.
- The other girls think she's a major drag, and weird.
- Soon politics will no longer be a boring drag and life could get very regal in the Aras.
- This adaptation of the novel is a drag.
- His new album is not musically operatic - his songs are tediously boring, like a drag out of hell.
- You might think that's a drag, but it's not really.
- I worked with an English fellow a few years back who, in the midst of a Brisbane summer, told me he found the repeatedly brilliant blue skies and fine weather a real drag.
- The movie was filled with so many clichés, I lost count after about 30 minutes of this 3 + hour drag.
- The drag about this pace of life is I really can't remember anything I want to talk about.
- Lunch can be a drag if you're feeling out of shape.
- But today, it was even more of a drag, for my mother insisted on all of us questioning Serena to death.
- But shopping with your mom doesn't have to be a total drag.
- Sometimes, just sometimes, to only work becomes either a drag or just too boring.
- I recall primary school being such a painful drag.
- Let's face it-having guests can be a bit of a drag.
- I'm sure you're still gorgeous, but acne can be a huge drag.
- And if you're still not convinced life's a drag, several annoying but mercifully brief musical numbers jackhammer the point home.
2(resistant force)resistencia al avance feminine
- This puts the center of rolling friction drag behind the center of gravity.
- Alternatively, the missile is heated in an arc around its circumference and crumples under atmospheric drag force or its own G-force.
- These effects are lessened somewhat due to reduced form and skin friction drag.
- So, more down force is good, but too much down force means too much drag, which is bad.
- Reduce aerodynamic drag and enhance fuel economy by keeping less weight on the front area of the car.
- Any increase in surface area will increase skin friction drag.
- For fast circuits like Monza and Indianapolis, the front and rear wings are kept as thin as possible, producing less drag.
- The drag of a subsonic plane is primarily due to friction with the air, as well as the pressure difference between the front and trailing surfaces.
- Many hybrids use aerodynamic design to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.
- The presence of a longer disordered tag thus exerts a greater frictional drag, affecting the module tumbling in solution.
- A sudden and unexplained loss of data from its sensors was followed by signs that the shuttle's wing was encountering drag, or increased wind resistance.
- Driving with the windows or sunroof open also creates drag.
- Streamlining is important in gliders to reduce drag forces.
- The bicycles are designed to reduce aerodynamic drag caused by the machine itself and the rider's racing position.
- That friction-like drag slowed the moving cloud of atoms to a standstill, although each atom continued to move randomly near its place in the array.
- This reduces drag and lowers the radar cross section of the aircraft, making detection by the enemy more difficult.
- At higher speeds, air drag supplies a force that must be counteracted by the engine, again consuming more fuel.
- The smaller the limbs, the more likely a corpse will float facing up - short arms and legs create less drag.
- One evident reason for the absence of any form of bounding flight in bats is the difficulty of folding their membranous wings to save wing drag.
- Side-view mirrors are replaced with side-mounted cameras, significantly reducing aerodynamic drag.
3informal(on cigarette)chupada femininepitada feminine Latin Americacalada feminine Spain
- He took a drag from the cigarette and blew some smoke in my direction.
- She took a drag on her cigarette, blowing the smoke out through her nostrils.
- The vampire took another drag on his cigarette and looked to Tanya, who stood shaking in a corner.
- He took a drag off his cigarette, smiling and blowing the smoke upwards.
- But instead he sat motionless, taking long drags of a cigarette and staring at a mural of a bunch of teenagers at a party.
- As a substitute for sticking her tongue out at me, she took a long drag on the cigarette and blew a plume of smoke toward my face.
- She glared at him, taking a long drag from the cigarette and exhaling a small cloud of smoke that was quickly swept away by the unforgiving Chicago wind.
- Fuora said grinning, she lit a cigarette and took a long drag then blew the smoke into Bree's face.
- Thorn took a deep drag of his cigarette before blowing out the smoke toward the detective with a smirk.
- He held the cigarette in his right hand, he twirled it, he flicked it, he put it to his lips and took long drags, inhaling the smoke, holding it in his lungs forever.
- She waltzed over to where I lay, took a drag on her cigarette and exhaled the smoke right into my face.
- She took a deep drag of her cigarette before blowing the filthy smoke toward Manda's face.
- Lighting one up, she took a drag, blowing out smoke afterwards, looking to me.
- He took a long drag on his cigarette and sighed, smoke blowing out of his mouth.
- Conner took a long drag and blew the smoke upwards.
- He took a drag from his cigarette, then blew the smoke at the camera and laughed.
- He took a deep drag on the cigarette he had lit then let the smoke drift slowly out of his mouth.
- He lit his cigarette and took a long drag, blowing the smoke out towards her.
- There's a battering ram of songs; rushing melodies with only enough pause for him to take a drag on an ever-present cigarette.
- I took a drag from my cigarette, and the smoke from my exhale seemed to hover in the air, visible by the dim streetlights even with the falling snow.
4US slang(influence)palanca feminine informalenchufe masculine Spain informalcuña feminine Southern Cone informal
5(women's clothes)(act/show) (before noun) de travestis(act/show) (before noun) de transformistasto wear drag — vestirse de mujer
- in drag — vestido de mujer
- It was a gay-friendly environment where he could be himself, where he could show off his latest drag outfits, where he could joke.
- It might as well be a marquee of drag performers.
- In drag, he has avoided the obvious pitfalls and manages to be quite moving.
- The young man, clad in long drag robes with wavy dark hair answered.
- The idea came to them four years ago, when a young drag starlet won all the gold tiaras on her eligible drag show circuit and didn't have anywhere left to strut her stuff.
- I return my eyes to the male onstage auditioning for one of the female parts; it's scary how good his drag outfit looks on him.
- He was the premier drag act in Britain for more than three decades.
- I think I mentioned the coffee advert here with the women in suit drag.
- While drag kings have become well-known in major metropolitan areas, not everyone has been able to explore their playful explorations of gender.
- On a dance floor crowded with drag performers who are preening either with feminine realness or clownish flamboyance, Aviance is a unique creature.
- For those who have never seen live drag king shows, this documentary is definitely an eye-opener.
- How long before the club starts having drag nights?
- In drag, the men play and create new identities.
- Presumably if the ‘man’ is just a very accomplished drag king, then that is in no way a violation of the door policy or conceptual space.
- There are drag queens and then there are drag princesses
- Was society really yearning for another drag comedy, this time featuring college guys in miniskirts?
- I've always thought possums look like cats in bad drag.
- The drag kings were wearing gold lamé tracksuits.
- My flirtation with Abba music consisted of drag shows with outrageous costumes and lipsynching, which mind you, I thoroughly enjoy.
- Drag queens and drag kings decked out in tulle and rented tuxedos drank wine coolers for historical accuracy.
6(dragnet)red barredera feminine
7US slang(street)the main drag — la calle principal
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