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      vb   tr, adv   to depress or demoralize  
the flu really dragged her down     
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
      vb   , drags, dragging, dragged  
1    to pull or be pulled with force, esp. along the ground or other surface  
2    tr; often foll by: away or from   to persuade to come away (from something attractive or interesting)  
he couldn't drag himself away from the shop     
3    to trail or cause to trail on the ground  
4    tr   to move (oneself, one's feet, etc.) with effort or difficulty  
he drags himself out of bed at dawn     
5    to linger behind  
6    often foll by: on or out   to prolong or be prolonged tediously or unnecessarily  
his talk dragged on for hours     
7    tr; foll by: out   to pass (time) in discomfort, poverty, unhappiness, etc.  
he dragged out his few remaining years     
8    when intr, usually foll by: for   to search (the bed of a river, canal, etc.) with a dragnet or hook  
they dragged the river for the body     
9    tr foll by: out or from   to crush (clods) or level (a soil surface) by use of a drag  
10    (of hounds) to follow (a fox or its trail) to the place where it has been lying  
11    intr  
Slang   to draw (on a cigarette, pipe, etc.)  
12      (Computing)   to move (a graphics image) from one place to another on the screen by manipulating a mouse with its button held down  
13    drag anchor   (of a vessel) to move away from its mooring because the anchor has failed to hold  
14    drag one's feet or heels  
Informal   to act with deliberate slowness  
15    drag (someone's) name in the mud   to disgrace or defame (someone)  
16    the act of dragging or the state of being dragged  
17    an implement, such as a dragnet, dredge, etc., used for dragging  
18      (Also called)    drag harrow   a type of harrow consisting of heavy beams, often with spikes inserted, used to crush clods, level soil, or prepare seedbeds  
19    a sporting coach with seats inside and out, usually drawn by four horses  
20    a braking or retarding device, such as a metal piece fitted to the underside of the wheel of a horse-drawn vehicle  
21    a person or thing that slows up progress  
22    slow progress or movement  
23      (Aeronautics)   the resistance to the motion of a body passing through a fluid, esp. through air: applied to an aircraft in flight, it is the component of the resultant aerodynamic force measured parallel to the direction of air flow  
24    the trail of scent left by a fox or other animal hunted with hounds  
25    an artificial trail of a strong-smelling substance, sometimes including aniseed, drawn over the ground for hounds to follow  
26       See       drag hunt  
27      (Angling)   unnatural movement imparted to a fly, esp. a dry fly, by tension on the angler's line  
28    Informal   a person or thing that is very tedious; bore  
exams are a drag     
29    Slang   a car  
30       short for       drag race  
31    Slang  
a    women's clothes worn by a man, usually by a transvestite (esp. in the phrase in drag)  
b    (as modifier)  
a drag club, drag show     
c    clothes collectively  
32    Informal   a draw on a cigarette, pipe, etc.  
33      (U.S.)  
slang   influence or persuasive power  
34      (Chiefly U.S.)  
slang   a street or road,   (See also)        drag down       drag in       drag out of       drag up  
     (Old English dragan to draw; related to Swedish dragga)  

drag down  
      vb   tr, adv   to depress or demoralize  
the flu really dragged her down     
drag hunt  
1    a hunt in which hounds follow an artificial trail of scent  
2    a club that organizes such hunts  
3    to follow draghounds, esp. on horseback, or cause (draghounds) to follow an artificial trail of scent  
drag in  
      vb   tr, adv   to introduce or mention (a topic, name, etc.) with slight or no pretext  
drag link  
      n   a link for conveying motion between cranks on parallel shafts that are slightly offset. It is used in cars to connect the steering gear to the steering arm  
drag out of  
      vb   tr, adv +prep   to obtain or extract (a confession, statement, etc.), esp. by force  
we dragged the name out of him        (Also)    drag from  
drag race  
      n   a type of motor race in which specially built or modified cars or motorcycles are timed over a measured course  
  drag racer      n  
  drag racing      n  
drag sail  
      n      another term for       sea anchor  
drag up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to rear (a child) poorly and in an undisciplined manner  
2    to introduce or revive (an unpleasant fact or story)  
fiscal drag  
      n     (Economics)   the process by which, during inflation, rising incomes draw people into higher tax brackets, so that their real incomes may fall; this acts as a restraint on the expansion of the economy  
form drag  
      n   the drag on a body moving through a fluid as a result of the shape of the body. It can be reduced by streamlining  
induced drag  
      n      the former name for       trailing vortex drag  
parasite drag  
      n   the part of the drag on an aircraft that is contributed by nonlifting surfaces, such as fuselage, nacelles, etc.,   (Also called)    parasite resistance  
pressure drag  
      n   the part of the total drag of a body moving through a gas or liquid caused by the components of the pressures at right angles to the surface of the body  
profile drag  
      n   the sum of the surface friction drag and the form drag for a body moving subsonically through a fluid  
surface friction drag  
      n   the part of the drag on a body moving through a fluid that is dependent on the nature of the surface of the body,   (Also called)    skin friction  
trailing vortex drag  
      n   drag arising from vortices that occur behind a body moving through a gas or liquid,   (Often shortened to)    vortex drag     (Former name)    induced drag  
vortex drag  
      n      See       trailing vortex drag  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    draw, hale, haul, lug, pull, tow, trail, tug, yank  
2    crawl, creep, go slowly, inch, limp along, shamble, shuffle  
3    dawdle, draggle, lag behind, linger, loiter, straggle, trail behind  
4      (with)       on or out   draw out, extend, keep going, lengthen, persist, prolong, protract, spin out, stretch out  
5    drag one's feet        (informal)   block, hold back, obstruct, procrastinate, stall  
6      (slang)   annoyance, bore, bother, nuisance, pain     (informal)   pain in the arse     (taboo informal)   pest  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
calm down!
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
metaphoric expression for getting married
Abbreviation for "eXamine Your Zipper". To let someone know the zipper on the front of his pants is down.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
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