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Drag

Pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty
We dragged the boat up the beach
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To apply pressure against (something), especially for the purpose of moving it
Pushed the door but couldn't budge it.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(of time) pass slowly and tediously
The day dragged—eventually it was time for bed
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove
Pushed the crate aside.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty
The drag of the current
Sep 02, 2022
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Push

To exert downward pressure on (a button or keyboard, for example); press.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A boring or tiresome person or thing
Working nine to five can be a drag
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To force (one's way)
We pushed our way through the crowd.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette
He took a long drag on his cigarette
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To urge forward or urge insistently; pressure
Pushed him to study harder.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Clothing more conventionally worn by the opposite sex, especially women's clothes worn by a man
A fashion show, complete with men in drag
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To extend or enlarge
Pushed sales into the millions.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A street or road
The main drag is wide but there are few vehicles
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(Informal) To approach in age
Is pushing 40 and still hasn't settled down.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A thing that is pulled along the ground or through water.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(Informal) To promote or sell (a product)
The author pushed her latest book by making appearances in bookstores.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A strong-smelling lure drawn before hounds as a substitute for a fox.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(Slang) To sell (a narcotic) illegally
Push drugs.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Influence over other people
They had the education but they didn't have the drag
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(Sports) To hit (a ball) in the direction toward the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a stroke preceded by two grace notes usually played with the other stick.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To exert pressure or force against something
Winds pushing against the sail.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Short for drag race
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward
The regiment pushed toward the front line.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A private vehicle like a stagecoach, drawn by four horses.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To advocate or recommend something insistently
Pushed for a change in leadership.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To pull along with difficulty or effort; haul
Dragged the heavy box out of the way.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To expend great or vigorous effort
Pushed to finish his paper by the deadline.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground
Don't drag your coat in the mud.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

The act of pushing; a thrust
Gave the door a push.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

The act of pressing
With a push of the button.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To move (an element of a graphical display) on a computer screen using a pointing device.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A vigorous or insistent effort toward an end; a drive
A push to reform health care.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To cause to move with great effort
Dragged himself into the doctor's office.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A provocation to action; a stimulus
Has artistic talent but needs a push to get started.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To take or escort (a person, for example), especially in overcoming resistance or reluctance
Dragged my father to the reception.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(Informal) Persevering energy; enterprise
Doesn't have the push to get the job done.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To cause to be involved in an unpleasant or difficult situation
Why did you drag me into this mess?.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.
In his anger he pushed me against the wall and threatened me.
You need to push quite hard to get this door open.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To force or bring out with great effort
Dragged the truth out of the reluctant witness.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(transitive) To continually attempt to persuade (a person) into a particular course of action.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To mention or introduce (an unpleasant or tedious subject)
Dragged up that embarrassing incident.
Is always dragging his money problems into the conversation.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(transitive) To press or urge forward; to drive.
To push an objection too far; to push one's luck
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To search or sweep the bottom of (a body of water), as with a grappling hook or dragnet
Dragged the river looking for the suitcase.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(transitive) To continually promote (a point of view, a product for sale, etc.).
Stop pushing the issue — I'm not interested.
They're pushing that perfume again.
There were two men hanging around the school gates today, pushing drugs.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To bring up or catch by such means.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(intransitive) To continually exert oneself in order to achieve a goal.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To prolong tediously
Dragged the story out.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To approach; to come close to.
My old car is pushing 250,000 miles.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(Baseball) To hit (a bunt) while taking the first steps toward first base.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(intransitive) To tense the muscles in the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
During childbirth, there are times when the obstetrician advises the woman not to push.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To break up, rake, or smooth out (land or dirt), especially by pulling a drag or heavy mesh
Dragged the infield between innings.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(intransitive) To continue to attempt to persuade a person into a particular course of action.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(Informal) To humiliate or shame publicly, especially on social media
“Unknown Actor Gets Dragged by Twitter for Being the World's Worst Date” (Allure).
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To make a higher bid at an auction.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To trail along the ground
The dog's leash dragged on the sidewalk.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(poker) To make an all-in bet.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To move slowly or with effort
He dragged along behind us.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To move (a pawn) directly forward.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To pass or proceed slowly, tediously, or laboriously
The time dragged as we waited.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(computing) To add (a data item) to the top of a stack.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To search or dredge the bottom of a body of water
Dragging for the sunken craft.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(computing) To publish (an update, etc.) by transmitting it to other computers.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To take part in a drag race.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(obsolete) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To draw on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To burst out of its pot, as a bud or shoot.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Something, such as a harrow or an implement for spreading manure, that is dragged along the ground.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(snooker) To strike the cue ball in such a way that it stays in contact with the cue and object ball at the same time (a foul shot).
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A device, such as a grappling hook, that is used for dragging under water.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A short, directed application of force; an act of pushing.
Give the door a hard push if it sticks.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A heavy sledge or cart for hauling loads.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

An act of tensing the muscles of the abdomen in order to expel its contents.
One more push and the baby will be out.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A large four-horse coach with seats inside and on top.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A great effort (to do something).
Some details got lost in the push to get the project done.
Let's give one last push on our advertising campaign.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Something, such as a sea anchor or a brake on a fishing reel, that retards motion.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

An attempt to persuade someone into a particular course of action.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

One that impedes or slows progress; a drawback or burden
The drag of taxation on economic growth.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(military) A marching or drill maneuver/manoeuvre performed by moving a formation (especially a company front) forward or toward the audience, usually to accompany a dramatic climax or crescendo in the music.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The degree of resistance involved in dragging or hauling.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A wager that results in no loss or gain for the bettor as a result of a tie or even score
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The retarding force exerted on a moving body by a fluid medium such as air or water.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(computing) The addition of a data item to the top of a stack.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The act of dragging, especially a slow, laborious movement.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

The situation where a server sends data to a client without waiting for a request.
Server push; a push technology
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The scent or trail of a fox or another animal.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A particular crowd or throng or people.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Something that provides an artificial scent.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

(snooker) A foul shot in which the cue ball is in contact with the cue and the object ball at the same time
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(Slang) One that is obnoxiously tiresome
The evening was a real drag.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A pustule; a pimple.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A puff on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A pustule; a pimple.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(Slang) A street or road
The town's main drag.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The clothing characteristic of one sex when worn by a member of the opposite sex
An actor in drag.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Of, relating to, or being a person wearing clothing characteristic of the opposite sex
A drag performer.
A drag show.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
Exact reformation is not perfected at the first push.
When it comes to the push, 'tis no more than talk.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Of a fluid to something moving through it.
When designing cars, manufacturers have to take drag into consideration.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(by analogy with above) Any force acting in opposition to the motion of an object.
A high thrust-to-weight ratio helps a rocket to overcome the effects of gravity drag.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The bottom part of a sand casting mold.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; - opposed to draw.
Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(countable) A device dragged along the bottom of a body of water in search of something, e.g. a dead body, or in fishing.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, . . . the ox shall be stoned.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A systematic search for someone over a wide area, especially by the authorities; a dragnet.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.
Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt to procure honor to the actor.
We are pushed for an answer.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A double drum-stroke played at twice the speed of the context in which it is placed.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A puff on a cigarette or joint.
He got high after just one drag of the joint.
Give me a drag on that roach!
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A long open horse-drawn carriage with transverse or side seats.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.
At the time of the end shall the kind of the south push at him and the king of the north shall come against him.
War seemed asleep for nine long years; at lengthBoth sides resolved to push, we tried our strength.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Street, as in 'main drag'.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
The rider pushed on at a rapid pace.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(countable) The scent-path left by dragging a fox, or some other substance such as aniseed, for training hounds to follow scents.
To run a drag
Sep 02, 2022

Push

The act of applying force in order to move something away;
He gave the door a hard push
The pushing is good exercise
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A large amount of backspin on the cue ball, causing the cue ball to slow down.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

The force used in pushing;
The push of the water on the walls of the tank
The thrust of the jet engines
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A heavy harrow for breaking up ground.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Enterprising or ambitious drive;
Europeans often laugh at American energy
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A kind of sledge for conveying heavy objects; also, a kind of low car or handcart.
A stone drag
Sep 02, 2022

Push

An electrical switch operated by pressing a button;
The elevator was operated by push buttons
The push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(metallurgy) The bottom part of a flask or mould, the upper part being the cope.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

An effort to advance;
The army made a push toward the sea
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Move with force,
He pushed the table into a corner
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(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.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action;
He pushed her to finish her doctorate
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Make publicity for; try to sell (a product);
The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A pulled load.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Strive and make an effort to reach a goal;
She tugged for years to make a decent living
We have to push a little to make the deadline!
She is driving away at her doctoral thesis
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A skid or shoe for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Press against forcefully without being able to move;
She pushed against the wall with all her strength
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Approach a certain age or speed;
She is pushing fifty
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Witch house music.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for;
The liberal party pushed for reforms
She is crusading for women's rights
The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The last position in a line of hikers.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs);
The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(billiards) A push somewhat under the centre of the cue ball, causing it to follow the object ball a short way.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Move strenuously and with effort;
The crowd pushed forward
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A device for guiding wood to the saw.
Sep 02, 2022

Push

Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby;
`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(historical) A mailcoach.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(slang) A prison sentence of three months.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Women's clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment.
He performed in drag.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Men's clothing worn by women for the purpose of entertainment.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A men's party attended in women's clothing.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture.
Corporate drag
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(transitive) To pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty.
Let's drag this load of wood over to the shed.
The misbehaving child was dragged out of the classroom.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.
Time seems to drag when you're waiting for a bus.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To draw along (something burdensome); hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(graphical user interface) To operate a pointing device by moving it with a button held down; to move, copy, etc. (an item) in this way.
Drag the file into the window to open it.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(chiefly of a vehicle) To unintentionally rub or scrape on a surface.
The car was so low to the ground that its muffler was dragging on a speed bump.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(soccer) To hit or kick off target.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To fish with a dragnet.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To search for something, as a lost object or body, by dragging something along the bottom of a body of water.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To break (land) by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(figurative) To search exhaustively, as if with a dragnet.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

(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.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To play at a slower tempo than one is supposed to or than the other musicians one is playing with, or to inadvertently gradually decrease tempo while one is playing.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To perform as a drag queen or drag king.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A confection; a comfit; a drug.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
Have dragged a lingering life.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To fish with a dragnet.
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Something tedious and boring;
Peeling potatoes is a drag
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

The act of dragging (pulling with force);
The drag up the hill exhausted him
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Pull, as against a resistance;
He dragged the big suitcase behind him
These worries were dragging at him
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Draw slowly or heavily;
Haul stones
Haul nets
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Move slowly and as if with great effort
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

To lag or linger behind;
But in so many other areas we still are dragging
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Suck in or take (air);
Draw a deep breath
Draw on a cigarette
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

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
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Walk without lifting the feet
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting;
He dragged me away from the television set
Sep 02, 2022

Drag

Proceed for an extended period of time;
The speech dragged on for two hours
Sep 02, 2022

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