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In a moment, by one word, I can throw you back into the slough from whence I dragged you.

She dragged him in a bewildered state of mind to the door, which she held open.

Now the minutes dragged with leaden feet until Dick should come.

The mother had dragged her wearied body out for a day of "light" work.

The body of the French squire had been dragged out by them and hacked to pieces.

But the coyote took him by the neck of his deerskin shirt and dragged him a little.

Why, I had dragged her to school on a sled when she was a child.

He had dragged himself this far, and reached an insurmountable obstacle.

One or two arose wearily and stiffly, and dragged their loads to the pile.

The fair hoydens seized her between them, and dragged her away.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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