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.