Translation of arrastrar in English:

arrastrar

to drag, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(por el suelo)

      to drag
      caminaba arrastrando los pies she dragged her feet as she walked
      • vas a ir aunque te tenga que arrastrar you are going even if I have to drag you there

    • 1.2

      (remolque/caravana) to tow

    • 1.3(llevar consigo)

      el río arrastraba piedras y ramas stones and branches were being swept along by the river
      • la corriente lo arrastraba mar adentro the current was carrying him out to sea

    • 1.4

      (sector/mercado) to drag down
      al desplomarse en la Bolsa arrastró a todo el sector when its stock price collapsed, it dragged down the whole sector
      • no hay que dejarse arrastrar por el pesimismo there's no need to give way to pessimism

  • 2

    • 2.1

      viene arrastrando esa tos desde el invierno that cough of hers has been dragging on since the winter
      • arrastraron esa deuda muchos años they had that debt hanging over them for many years

    • 2.2(atraer)

      to draw
      arrastrar a algn a algo
      • las malas compañías lo arrastraron a la delincuencia
      • la miseria lo arrastró a robar
      está arrastrando mucho público it is drawing big crowds
      • se dejan arrastrar por la moda they are slaves to fashion

    • 2.3Electricity
      informal

      to use
      arrastra mucha corriente it uses a lot of power

    • 2.4Computing

      to drag
      arrastrar y soltar to drag and drop

  • 3

    (en naipes)
    to draw

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (mantel/cortina) to trail along the ground
    la gabardina le arrastraba the raincoat was so long on him that it trailed along the ground
  • 2

    (en naipes)
    to draw trumps

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (por el suelo)
    (persona) to crawl
    (culebra) to slither
    llegué arrastrándome de cansancio I could hardly put one foot in front of the other by the time I got there
    • se arrastró hasta el teléfono she dragged herself / crawled to the telephone
  • 2

    (humillarse)
    to grovel
    to crawl