Synonyms of drag in English:


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See UK English definition of drag

See Spanish definition of arrastrar


1‘she dragged the heavy chair nearer to the bed’

haul, pull, draw, tug, heave, trail, trawl, tow
Irish streel
informal yank, lug
archaic hale

2‘the day dragged for Anne’

become tedious, appear to pass slowly, go slowly, move slowly, creep along, limp along, crawl, hang heavy, go at a snail's pace, wear on, go on too long, go on and on


1‘the drag of the air brakes causes more rapid deceleration’

pull, tug, tow, heave, yank
resistance, braking, retardation

2‘working nine to five can be a drag’

bore, tedious thing, tiresome thing, nuisance, bother, trouble, pest, annoyance, source of annoyance, trial, vexation, thorn in one's flesh
tiresome person, tedious person
informal pain, pain in the neck, bind, headache, hassle
North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik
Australian informal fair cow
Australian, New Zealand informal nark
British informal, dated blighter, blister, pill
British vulgar slang pain in the arse
North American vulgar slang pain in the ass


    drag one's feet

    ‘Stop dragging your feet. We have to move.’

    delay, put off doing something, postpone action, defer action, procrastinate, be dilatory, use delaying tactics, stall, temporize, play for time, play a waiting game, dally, take one's time
    informal dilly-dally, shilly-shally
    US informal kick the can down the road
    drag on

    ‘the war dragged on’

    persist, continue, go on, carry on, extend, run on, be protracted, linger, endure, keep up, hold, prevail, subsist
    drag something out

    ‘that procedure was bound to drag out the negotiations’

    prolong, protract, draw out, stretch out, spin out, string out, make something go on and on, extend, extend the duration of, lengthen, carry on, keep going, keep alive, continue
    archaic wire-draw