Definition of Drag up

1. Verb. Mention something unpleasant from the past. "Drag up old stories"

Exact synonyms: Dredge Up
Generic synonyms: Advert, Bring Up, Cite, Mention, Name, Refer

Definition of Drag up

1. Verb. To remind people of something, usually unpleasant, from the past. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drag Up

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
drag the chain
drag through the mud
drag up (current term)
dragged on

Literary usage of Drag up

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

1. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"Thoughts should be free as fire or wind ; The pinions of a single mind Will through all nature fly ; But who can drag up to the poles Long fetter'd ranks of ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1837)
"... penetrated the very darkest recesses of antiquity, to strip Atheism of all it* disguises, and drag up the lurking monster to conviction. ..."

3. Lacon: Or, Many Things in Few Words: Address--to Those who Think by Charles Caleb Colton (1849)
"... who should make a similar blunder in artillery, that they have done in argument, and drag up an ancient battering ram to assist a modern cannon. ..."

4. A Treatise on Statics with Applications to Physics by George Minchin Minchin (1896)
"The magnitude of the force which, acting at 0 in any direction, will just sustain or just drag up the body is easily represented in the above figure (Fig. ..."

5. A System of Mechanical Philosophy by John Robison, James Watt (1822)
"rods, but also to drag up the great piston. This it cannot do unless the steam be admitted into the cylinder. If the steam be no stronger than common air, ..."

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