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Carry vs. Drag

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Carryverb

(transitive) To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.

Dragnoun

(uncountable) Resistance of the air (or some other fluid) to something moving through it.

‘When designing cars, manufacturers have to take drag into consideration.’;

Carryverb

To transfer from one place (such as a country, book, or column) to another.

‘to carry the war from Greece into Asia’; ‘to carry an account to the ledger’;

Dragnoun

The bottom part of a sand casting mold.

Carryverb

To convey by extension or continuance; to extend.

‘The builders are going to carry the chimney through {{the roof.’; ‘}} They would have carried the road ten miles further, but ran out of materials.’;

Dragnoun

(countable) A device dragged along the bottom of a body of water in search of something, e.g. a dead body, or in fishing.

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Carryverb

To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.

Dragnoun

A puff on a cigarette or joint.

Carryverb

(transitive) To stock or supply (something).

‘The corner drugstore doesn't carry his favorite brand of aspirin.’;

Dragnoun

Someone or something that is annoying or frustrating, or disappointing; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.

‘Travelling to work in the rush hour is a real drag.’;

Carryverb

(transitive) To adopt (something); take (something) over.

‘I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.’;

Dragnoun

A type of horse-drawn carriage.

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Carryverb

(transitive) To adopt or resolve upon, especially in a deliberative assembly

‘The court carries that motion.’;

Dragnoun

Street, as in 'main drag'.

Carryverb

In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there.

‘Five and nine are fourteen; carry the one to the tens place.’;

Dragnoun

(countable) The scent-path left by dragging a fox, for training hounds to follow scents.

‘to run a drag’;

Carryverb

(transitive) To have or maintain (something).

‘Always carry sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.’;

Dragnoun

A large amount of backspin on the cue ball, causing the cue ball to slow down.

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Carryverb

(intransitive) To be transmitted; to travel.

‘The sound of the bells carried for miles on the wind.’;

Dragnoun

A heavy harrow for breaking up ground.

Carryverb

To insult, to diss.

Dragnoun

A kind of sledge for conveying heavy objects; also, a kind of low car or handcart.

‘a stone drag’;

Carryverb

To capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding.

Dragnoun

(metallurgy) The bottom part of a flask or mould, the upper part being the cope.

Carryverb

To transport (the ball) whilst maintaining possession.

Dragnoun

(masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.

Carryverb

(transitive) To have on one's person.

‘she always carries a purse;’; ‘marsupials carry their young in a pouch’;

Dragnoun

(nautical) 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.

Carryverb

To be pregnant (with).

‘The doctor said she's carrying twins.’;

Dragnoun

Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; especially, a canvas bag with a hooped mouth (drag sail), so used.

Carryverb

To have propulsive power; to propel.

‘A gun or mortar carries well.’;

Dragnoun

A skid or shoe for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.

Carryverb

To hold the head; said of a horse.

‘to carry well, i.e. to hold the head high, with arching neck’;

Dragnoun

Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.

Carryverb

(hunting) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.

Dragnoun

witch house music

Carryverb

To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win.

‘The Tories carried the election.’;

Dragnoun

The last position in a line of hikers.

Carryverb

(obsolete) To get possession of by force; to capture.

Dragnoun

The act of suppressing wind flow to slow an aircraft in flight, as by use of flaps when landing.

Carryverb

To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of; to show or exhibit; to imply.

Dragnoun

Women's clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment.

‘He performed in drag.’;

Carryverb

(reflexive) To bear (oneself); to behave or conduct.

Dragnoun

Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture.

‘corporate drag’;

Carryverb

To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another.

‘A merchant is carrying a large stock;’; ‘a farm carries {{a mortgage;’; ‘}} a broker carries stock for {{a customer;’; ‘}} to carry a life insurance.’;

Dragverb

(transitive) To pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty.

Carryverb

(intransitive) To have a weapon on one's person; to be armed.

Dragverb

(intransitive) To move slowly.

‘Time seems to drag when you’re waiting for a bus.’;

Carrynoun

A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.

‘Adjust your carry from time to time so that you don't tire too quickly.’;

Dragverb

To act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant.

Carrynoun

A tract of land over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a portage.

Dragverb

To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.

Carrynoun

(computing) The bit or digit that is carried in an addition operation.

Dragverb

To draw along (something burdensome); hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.

Carrynoun

(finance) The benefit or cost of owning an asset over time.

‘The carry on this trade is 25 basis points per annum.’;

Dragverb

To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.

Carrynoun

(golf) The distance travelled by the ball when struck, until it hits the ground.

Dragverb

(computing) To move (an item) on the computer display by means of a mouse or other input device.

‘Drag the file into the window to open it.’;

Carrynoun

(finance) Carried interest.

Dragverb

(chiefly of a vehicle) To inadvertently rub or scrape on a surface.

‘The car was so low to the ground that its muffler was dragging on a speed bump.’;

Carrynoun

The sky; cloud-drift.

Dragverb

(soccer) To hit or kick off target.

Carryverb

To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off.

‘When he dieth he shall carry nothing away.’; ‘Devout men carried Stephen to his burial.’; ‘Another carried the intelligence to Russell.’; ‘The sound will be carried, at the least, twenty miles.’;

Dragverb

To fish with a dragnet.

Carryverb

To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.

‘If the ideas . . . were carried along with us in our minds.’;

Dragverb

To search for something, as a lost object or body, by dragging something along the bottom of a body of water.

Carryverb

To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.

‘Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet.’; ‘He carried away all his cattle.’; ‘Passion and revenge will carry them too far.’;

Dragverb

To break (land) by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow.

Carryverb

To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures.

Dragverb

(figurative) To search exhaustively, as if with a dragnet.

Carryverb

To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.

Dragverb

(slang) To roast, say negative things about, or call attention to the flaws of (someone).

‘You just drag him 'cause he's got more money than you.’;

Carryverb

To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election.

‘The carrying of our main point.’;

Dragverb

To perform as a drag queen or drag king.

Carryverb

To get possession of by force; to capture.

‘The town would have been carried in the end.’;

Dragnoun

A confection; a comfit; a drug.

Carryverb

To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.

‘He thought it carried something of argument in it.’; ‘It carries too great an imputation of ignorance.’;

Dragnoun

The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.

Carryverb

To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; - with the reflexive pronouns.

‘He carried himself so insolently in the house, and out of the house, to all persons, that he became odious.’;

Dragnoun

A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.

Carryverb

To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.

Dragnoun

A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.

Carryverb

To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.

Dragnoun

A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.

Carryverb

To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.

Dragnoun

A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.

Carryverb

To hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.

Dragnoun

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).

‘My lectures were only a pleasure to me, and no drag.’;

Carryverb

To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.

Dragnoun

Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.

Carrynoun

A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.

Dragnoun

The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.

Carrynoun

the act of carrying something

Dragnoun

A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.

Carryverb

move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body;

‘You must carry your camping gear’; ‘carry the suitcases to the car’; ‘This train is carrying nuclear waste’; ‘These pipes carry waste water into the river’;

Dragnoun

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.

Carryverb

have with oneself; have on one's person;

‘She always takes an umbrella’; ‘I always carry money’; ‘She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains’;

Dragverb

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.

‘Dragged by the cords which through his feet were thrust.’; ‘The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down.’; ‘A needless Alexandrine ends the songThat, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.’;

Carryverb

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission;

‘Sound carries well over water’; ‘The airwaves carry the sound’; ‘Many metals conduct heat’;

Dragverb

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.

‘Then while I dragged my brains for such a song.’;

Carryverb

serve as a means for expressing something;

‘The painting of Mary carries motherly love’; ‘His voice carried a lot af anger’;

Dragverb

To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.

‘Have dragged a lingering life.’;

Carryverb

bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of;

‘His efforts carried the entire project’; ‘How many credits is this student carrying?’; ‘We carry a very large mortgage’;

Dragverb

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.

Carryverb

support or hold in a certain manner;

‘She holds her head high’; ‘He carried himself upright’;

Dragverb

To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.

‘The day drags through, though storms keep out the sun.’; ‘Long, open panegyric drags at best.’;

Carryverb

contain or hold; have within;

‘The jar carries wine’; ‘The canteen holds fresh water’; ‘This can contains water’;

Dragverb

To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.

‘A propeller is said to drag when the sails urge the vessel faster than the revolutions of the screw can propel her.’;

Carryverb

extend to a certain degree;

‘carry too far’; ‘She carries her ideas to the extreme’;

Dragverb

To fish with a dragnet.

Carryverb

continue or extend;

‘The civil war carried into the neighboring province’; ‘The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces’;

Dragnoun

the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid

Carryverb

be necessarily associated with or result in or involve;

‘This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison’;

Dragnoun

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’;

Carryverb

win in an election;

‘The senator carried his home state’;

Dragnoun

something tedious and boring;

‘peeling potatoes is a drag’;

Carryverb

include, as on a list;

‘How many people are carried on the payroll?’;

Dragnoun

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’;

Carryverb

behave in a certain manner;

‘She carried herself well’; ‘he bore himself with dignity’; ‘They conducted themselves well during these difficult times’;

Dragnoun

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’;

Carryverb

have on hand;

‘Do you carry kerosene heaters?’;

Dragnoun

the act of dragging (pulling with force);

‘the drag up the hill exhausted him’;

Carryverb

include as the content; broadcast or publicize;

‘We ran the ad three times’; ‘This paper carries a restaurant review’; ‘All major networks carried the press conference’;

Dragverb

pull, as against a resistance;

‘He dragged the big suitcase behind him’; ‘These worries were dragging at him’;

Carryverb

propel,

‘Carry the ball’; ‘dribble the ball’;

Dragverb

draw slowly or heavily;

‘haul stones’; ‘haul nets’;

Carryverb

pass on a communication;

‘The news was carried to every village in the province’;

Dragverb

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’;

Carryverb

have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence;

‘This new washer carries a two year guarantee’; ‘The loan carries a high interest rate’; ‘this undertaking carries many dangers’; ‘She carries her mother's genes’; ‘These bonds carry warrants’; ‘The restaurant carries an unusual name’;

Dragverb

move slowly and as if with great effort

Carryverb

be conveyed over a certain distance;

‘Her voice carries very well in this big opera house’;

Dragverb

to lag or linger behind;

‘But in so many other areas we still are dragging’;

Carryverb

keep up with financial support;

‘The Federal Government carried the province for many years’;

Dragverb

suck in or take (air);

‘draw a deep breath’; ‘draw on a cigarette’;

Carryverb

have or possess something abstract;

‘I carry her image in my mind's eye’; ‘I will carry the secret to my grave’; ‘I carry these thoughts in the back of my head’; ‘I carry a lot of life insurance’;

Dragverb

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’;

Carryverb

win approval or support for;

‘Carry all before one’; ‘His speech did not sway the voters’;

Dragverb

walk without lifting the feet

Carryverb

compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance;

‘I resent having to carry her all the time’;

Dragverb

search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

Carryverb

take further or advance;

‘carry a cause’;

Dragverb

persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting;

‘He dragged me away from the television set’;

Carryverb

have on the surface or on the skin;

‘carry scars’;

Dragverb

proceed for an extended period of time;

‘The speech dragged on for two hours’;

Carryverb

capture after a fight;

‘The troops carried the town after a brief fight’;

Dragverb

pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty

‘we dragged the boat up the beach’;

Carryverb

transfer (entries) from one account book to another

Dragverb

take (someone) to or from a place or event, despite their reluctance

‘my girlfriend is dragging me off to Rhodes for a week’;

Carryverb

transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication;

‘put down 5 and carry 2’;

Dragverb

go somewhere wearily, reluctantly, or with difficulty

‘I have to drag myself out of bed each day’;

Carryverb

pursue a line of scent or be a bearer;

‘the dog was taught to fetch and carry’;

Dragverb

move (an image or highlighted text) across a computer screen using a tool such as a mouse

‘you can move the icons into this group by dragging them in with the mouse’;

Carryverb

bear (a crop);

‘this land does not carry olives’;

Dragverb

(of a person's clothes or an animal's tail) trail along the ground

‘the nuns walked in meditation, their habits dragging on the grassy verge’;

Carryverb

propel or give impetus to;

‘The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence’;

Dragverb

catch hold of and pull (something)

‘desperately, Jinny dragged at his arm’;

Carryverb

drink alcohol without showing ill effects;

‘He can hold his liquor’; ‘he had drunk more than he could carry’;

Dragverb

(of a ship) trail (an anchor) along the seabed, drifting in the process

‘the coaster was dragging her anchor in St Ives Bay’; ‘the anchor did not hold and they dragged further through the water’;

Carryverb

be able to feed;

‘This land will carry ten cows to the acre’;

Dragverb

(of an anchor) fail to hold, causing a ship or boat to drift

‘his anchor had dragged and he found himself sailing out to sea’;

Carryverb

have a certain range;

‘This rifle carries for 3,000 feet’;

Dragverb

search the bottom of (a river, lake, or the sea) with grapnels or nets

‘frogmen had dragged the local river’;

Carryverb

cover a certain distance or advance beyond;

‘The drive carried to the green’;

Dragverb

(of time) pass slowly and tediously

‘the day dragged—eventually it was time for bed’;

Carryverb

secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions);

‘The motion carried easily’;

Dragverb

(of a process or situation) continue at tedious and unnecessary length

‘the dispute between the two families dragged on for some years’;

Carryverb

be successful in;

‘She lost the game but carried the match’;

Dragverb

protract something unnecessarily

‘he dragged out the process of serving them’;

Carryverb

sing or play against other voices or parts;

‘He cannot carry a tune’;

Dragnoun

the action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty

‘the drag of the current’;

Carryverb

be pregnant with;

‘She is bearing his child’; ‘The are expecting another child in January’; ‘I am carrying his child’;

Dragnoun

the longitudinal retarding force exerted by air or other fluid surrounding a moving object

‘the coating reduces aerodynamic drag’;

Dragnoun

a person or thing that impedes progress or development

‘Larry was turning out to be a drag on her career’;

Dragnoun

unnatural motion of a fishing fly caused by the pull of the line.

Dragnoun

an iron shoe that can be applied as a brake to the wheel of a cart or wagon.

Dragnoun

a boring or tiresome person or thing

‘working nine to five can be a drag’;

Dragnoun

an act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette

‘he took a long drag on his cigarette’;

Dragnoun

clothing more conventionally worn by the opposite sex, especially women's clothes worn by a man

‘a fashion show, complete with men in drag’;

Dragnoun

a street or road

‘the main drag is wide but there are few vehicles’;

Dragnoun

a thing that is pulled along the ground or through water.

Dragnoun

a harrow used for breaking up the surface of land.

Dragnoun

an apparatus for dredging or for recovering objects from the bottom of a river or lake.

Dragnoun

another term for dragnet

Dragnoun

a strong-smelling lure drawn before hounds as a substitute for a fox.

Dragnoun

a hunt using a drag lure.

Dragnoun

influence over other people

‘they had the education but they didn't have the drag’;

Dragnoun

one of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a stroke preceded by two grace notes usually played with the other stick.

Dragnoun

short for drag race

Dragnoun

a private vehicle like a stagecoach, drawn by four horses.

Dragnoun

a car

‘a stately great drag with a smart chauffeur’;

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