Synonyms of drag in English:

drag


See definition of drag

verb

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

SYNONYMS

haul, pull, draw, tug, heave, trail, trawl, tow

Irish streel

informal yank, lug

archaic hale

2‘the day dragged for Anne’

SYNONYMS

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


noun

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

SYNONYMS

pull, tug, tow, heave, yank

resistance, braking, retardation

2‘working nine to five can be a drag’

SYNONYMS

bore, tedious thing, tiresome thing, nuisance, bother, trouble, pest, annoyance, source of annoyance, trial, vexation, thorn in one's flesh

informal 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 NZ informal nark

British informal, dated blighter, blister, pill

British informal, vulgar slang pain in the arse


Phrases

    drag one's feet/heels

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

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

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

      drag
    drag something out

      ‘that procedure was bound to drag out the negotiations’

      SYNONYMS

      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

      drag