Definition of drag someone/something into in English:

drag someone/something into

phrasal verb

  • Involve someone or something in (a situation or matter), typically when such involvement is inappropriate or unnecessary.

    ‘he had no right to drag you into this sort of thing’
    • ‘She simply had no words to describe the depths of confusion that the situation was dragging her into.’
    • ‘They almost succeeded in dragging that country into the war actively, which would have changed the whole character of the war.’
    • ‘I sat down and sulkily tried to comb my hair into some semblance of normalcy, still resenting the fact that he had enough power over me to drag me into ridiculous situations like this.’
    • ‘The letters that dragged him into the situation were written during this period.’
    • ‘Many thought he had dragged the country into an unnecessary war on pretenses of a threat that did not exist.’
    • ‘Neighbours, friends and school kids are dragged in to help maintain the illusion, and so begins a farcical quest to uphold the values of a regime once so reviled, but now vital to the survival of one of its greatest admirers.’
    • ‘In Huang's letter, he recounted how he was dragged into this matter.’
    • ‘I woke to the rain pouring onto my body from where I slept and I was dragged into a situation by which there was no shelter around me.’
    • ‘It could be anything about that family, or the business they were involved in that could have dragged her into something volatile.’
    • ‘Evidently, he didn't like the situation Theorton had dragged him into.’
    • ‘It should be remembered that the army had a first strike doctrine, which dragged Europe into an unnecessary and highly destructive maelstrom.’
    • ‘He said: ‘I am deeply saddened that Nicholas has been dragged into a situation like this.’’
    • ‘There are places that give their dead a spirited send-off, where even ghoulish tourists will be dragged in for a dance.’
    • ‘I have no idea, and I usually consider myself a strong woman, but somehow this creep drags me into a situation where it seemed like I had no control over.’
    • ‘Daddy would always try to drag Keiko into the game, but she refused no matter what, and watched them from the sidelines.’
    • ‘Mr Speaker needs to make very sure that he is not dragged into these matters.’
    • ‘It bothers me most that I was dragged into the situation I tried to get out of.’
    • ‘Fisher says that you shouldn't take things personally, but how can you not when someone or some situation drags you into it?’
    • ‘He has dragged us into two wars on the basis of his own psychological shortcomings.’
    • ‘One can imagine that if she is dragged into further legal troubles with her unfortunately timely sale of the stock, another book could be forthcoming.’