Synonyms for dragging


1. drag, pull, draw, force
usage: pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"
2. haul, hale, cart, drag, pull, draw, force
usage: draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"
3. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in, involve
usage: 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"
4. drag, travel, go, move, locomote
usage: move slowly and as if with great effort
5. drag, trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind, drop back, lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind
usage: to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
6. puff, drag, draw, inhale, inspire, breathe in
usage: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
7. drag, move, displace
usage: 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. scuff, drag, shuffle, scuffle, shamble
usage: walk without lifting the feet
9. dredge, drag, search, seek, look for
usage: search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
10. drag, persuade
usage: persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"
11. drag, drag on, drag out, proceed, go
usage: proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours"


1. dragging, effortful (vs. effortless)
usage: marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner; "it was a strange dragging approach"; "years of dragging war"
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