Synonyms for drag out
Antonyms for drag out
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAG OUT
So far, we can drag out the dawn to twice its normal length in these latitudes.
But you have had to drag out a wretched existence in want and danger and darkness.
Then the men rush in from their hiding place and drag out the nets.
He lived a couple of miles off, and he had chosen a four-wheeler to drag out the time.
And you believe that I am destined to drag out my life here?
They are fond of live “squabs,” which they drag out of their nests at pleasure.
They run from house to house, and drag out the screaming inmates.
So why not drag out and sort all that stuff, discarding all which is of no valuation?
Then he tore into a trunk to drag out a bundle of old photographs.
She would have some money at last that she didn't have to drag out of her husband.
mid-15c., from Old Norse draga, or a dialectal variant of Old English dragan "to draw," both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *dragan "to draw, pull," from PIE root *dhragh- "to draw, drag on the ground" (cf. Sanskrit dhrajati "pulls, slides in," Russian drogi "wagon;" but not considered to be directly the source of Latin trahere).
Meaning "to take a puff" (of a cigarette, etc.) is from 1914. Related: Dragged; dragging. Drag-out "violent fight" is from c.1859. To drag (one's) feet (1946, in figurative sense) supposedly is from logging, from a lazy way to use a two-man saw.