Definition of Drag on

1. Verb. Last unnecessarily long.

Exact synonyms: Drag Out
Generic synonyms: Endure, Last

2. Verb. Proceed for an extended period of time. "The speech dragged on for two hours"
Exact synonyms: Drag, Drag Out
Generic synonyms: Go, Proceed

Definition of Drag on

1. Verb. (idiomatic) to last too long ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drag On

drag a bunt
drag and drop
drag bit
drag bunt
drag bunts
drag coefficient
drag down
drag in
drag king
drag kings
drag on (current term)
drag one's feet
drag one's heels
drag out
drag queen
drag queens
drag race
drag racer
drag racers
drag races
drag racing
drag rope
drag sail
drag sails
drag strip

Literary usage of Drag on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In connection with these tunnels there are specially constructed balances to measure the left and drag on wing surface», the resistances of parts and the ..."

2. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1853)
"And to pay that small sum this poor man was compelled to hold schools for many days, and, by selling his books in the precincts, to drag on a half-starved ..."

3. A Fight for the City by Alfred Hodder (1903)
"II THE drag on THE TICKET FEW even of the experts in the management of primaries and in the delivery of votes at the polls estimated rightly the moral ..."

4. Egypt in Transition by Sidney Low (1914)
"CHAPTER XXVII THE drag on THE WHEEL THE regeneration of Egypt is still hampered by the fetters clamped upon the country in the past. ..."

5. Report on the Manuscripts of F. W. Leyborne-Popham, Esq., of Littlecote, Co by Francis William Leyborne-Popham, Edward Popham, William Clarke, George Clarke, John Collins (1899)
"We made the boatmen drag on their boat as fast as they could, and remained where we were rill they came to the place where the stream divided, ..."

6. Great Victorians: Memories and Personalities by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1916)
"... on " St. George without the drag-on "— The Archdeacon's own account of his conversion to Ritualism—The Vicar of East Brent and the school inspector— The ..."

7. The South Mobilizing for Social Service: Addresses Delivered at the Southern by James Edward McCulloch (1913)

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