English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- cái bừa lớn, cái bừa nặng
- xe trượt (san đất, chở đồ nặng...)
- xe bốn ngựa
- lưỡi kéo, lưỡi vét (bắt cá, bẫy chim) ((cũng) drag net)
- máy nạo vét; dụng cụ câu móc (người chết đuối...); cái cào phân
- cái cân (để giảm tốc độ xe xuống dốc)
- cái ngáng trở, điều ngáng trở, điều trở ngại (cho sự tiến bộ)
- sự kéo lê, sự đi kéo lê, sự chậm chạp lề mề
- sự rít một hơi (tẩu, thuốc lá...)
- to take a long drag on one's cigarette: rít một hơi thuốc lá dài
- (từ lóng) ảnh hưởng, sự lôi kéo
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) đường phố
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) cô gái mình đi kèm
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) cuộc đua (ô tô du lịch)
- ngoại động từ
- lôi kéo
- kéo lê
- to drag one's feet: kéo lê chân; (nghĩa bóng) làm chạm chạp lề mề, làm miễn cưỡng
- (hàng hải) kéo (neo) trôi đi
- ship drags her anchor: tàu kéo neo trôi đi (neo trôi không cầm chắc)
- mò đáy, vét đáy (sông... bằng móc lưới... để làm vật gì)
- to drag the lake for the drowned man: mò đáy hồ tìm xác người chết đuối
- lắp cái cản (vào bánh xe để giảm tốc độ khi xuống dốc)
- bừa (ruộng...)
- nội động từ
- kéo, kéo lê, đi kéo lê
- (âm nhạc) kéo dài, chơi quá chậm, thiếu sinh động
- kề mề, kéo dài (câu chuyện, công việc...)
- (hàng hải) trôi, không cầm chặt (neo)
- mò đáy, vét đáy (để tìm cái gì)
- to drag in
- lôi vào, kéo vào
- đưa vào (một vấn đề) một cách vụng về, đưa vào không cần thiết
- to drag on
- lôi theo, kéo theo
- lề mề, kéo dài nặng nề chán ngắt (câu chuyện...)
- to drag out
- lôi ra, kéo ra
- kéo dài
- to drag up
- lôi lên, kéo lên
- (thông tục) nuôi dạy ẩu, nuôi dạy thô bạo (con cái)
Advanced English dictionary
1 [VN] [usually +adv./prep.] to pull sb/sth along with effort and difficulty: I dragged the chair over to the window. + They dragged her from her bed. + The sack is too heavy to lift-you'll have to drag it. + He quickly dragged a comb through his hair.
2 [+adv./prep.] to move yourself slowly and with effort: [VN] I managed to drag myself out of bed. + [V] She always drags behind when we walk anywhere.
persuade sb to go
3 [VN +adv./prep.] to persuade sb to come or go somewhere they do not really want to come or go to: I'm sorry to drag you all this way in the heat. + The party was so good I couldn't drag myself away. + He came in, dragging his three children behind him.
4 [V] (of time or an event) to pass very slowly: Time dragged terribly. + The meeting really dragged.
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5 to move, or make sth move, partly touching the ground: [V] This dress is too long-it drags on the ground when I walk. + [VN] He was dragging his coat in the mud.
6 [VN] ~ sth (for sb/sth) to search the bottom of a river, lake, etc. with nets or hooks: They dragged the canal for the missing children.
7 [VN +adv./prep.] to move some text, an ICON, etc. across the screen of a computer using the mouse: Click on the file and drag it across.
Idioms: drag your feet / heels to be deliberately slow in doing sth or in making a decision
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Phrasal Verbs: drag sb<->down to make sb feel weak or unhappy: Dwelling on the past only drags you down.
drag sb/sth<->down (to sth) to bring sb/sth to a lower social or economic level, a lower standard of behaviour, etc: If he fails, he'll drag us all down with him.
drag sth/sb into sth
1 to start to talk about sth/sb that has nothing to do with what is being discussed: Do you have to drag politics into everything?
2 to try to get sb involved in a situation who is not connected with it: Don't drag the children into our argument.
drag on (disapproving) to go on for too long: The dispute has dragged on for months.
drag sth<->out to make sth last longer than necessary
Let's not drag out this discussion; we need to reach a decision.
drag sth out of sb to make sb say sth they do not want to say: We dragged a confession out of him.
drag sth<->up to mention an unpleasant story, fact, etc. that people do not want to remember or talk about: Why do you have to keep dragging up my divorce?
boring person / thing
1 [sing.] (informal) a boring person or thing; sth that is annoying: He's such a drag. + Walking's a drag-let's drive there. + Having to work late every day is a drag.
sb / sth stopping progress
2 [sing.] ~ on sb/sth (informal) a person or thing that makes progress difficult: He came to be seen as a drag on his own party's prospects.
3 [C] (informal) an act of breathing in smoke from a cigarette, etc: She took a long drag on her cigarette.
4 [U] (informal) clothes that are usually worn by the opposite sex (usually women's clothes worn by men): He performed in drag. + a drag queen (= a man dressed in women's clothes usually in order to entertain people)
5 [U] the force of the air that acts against the movement of an aircraft or other vehicle
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1 pull, draw, haul, tow, tug, trail, lug:
It took the two of us to drag the desk into the other office.
2 pull, distract, draw; induce, persuade, coax, wheedle:
She's been unable to drag him away from the TV.
3 trudge, slog, crawl, creep, inch, shuffle, shamble:
He's looking for a job and just drags along from one employment agency to another.
4 trail (behind), linger, dawdle, lag (behind), straggle, draggle, potter, loiter, poke (along), dilly-dally, US lallygag:
She just drags along after us wherever we go.
5 (be) prolong(ed), (be) extend(ed), (be)draw(n) out, (be) protract(ed), (be) stretch(ed) out, spin out or be spun out:
Why drag out the agony of uncertainty any longer? His speech dragged on for another hour.
6 drag one's feet or heels. delay, procrastinate, hang back; obstruct, block, stall:
The committee is dragging its feet on the housing issue.
7 bore, nuisance, annoyance; pest; Colloq drip, pain (in the neck), headache:
That course in botany is a real drag.
Concise English dictionary
+the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
+something that slows or delays progress
+something tedious and boring
+clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man)
+a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)
+the act of dragging (pulling with force)
+pull, as against a resistance
+draw slowly or heavily
+force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
+move slowly and as if with great effort
+to lag or linger behind
+suck in or take (air)
+use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
+walk without lifting the feet
+search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
+persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting
+proceed for an extended period of time