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drag in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drag in force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action "They were swept up by the events","don't drag me into this business"
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Quotations

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    “An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!”
  • Stephen Vincent Benet
    Stephen Vincent Benet
    “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”

Idioms

Look what the cat dragged in - This idiom is used when someone arrives somewhere looking a mess or flustered and bothered.
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Usage

In literature:

In the meantime, Miss Briggs was being dragged over the ground at a rate of speed that was neither good for her clothing nor her body.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
All the cringing Peons in the big Stockade hated him because he had a Drag.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Gaucon was dragged from his own house and thrown on a dunghill where a soldier killed him with a rifle shot in the stomach.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
But he's dragged in and introduced as Chester Beal, the Hittite.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
In due time there was a sound of scuffling and protest on the stairs outside, and Doubleday reappeared dragging in Billy.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
We were all dragged out into the open ground in front of the rancho, where our horses were also brought and picketed.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
They had found the way in, and in a few moments we should be dragged out.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn
Who was to stop in bed with press-gangs coming and dragging folkses off to sea?
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Then together they extended their hands to Hardock and he was dragged in.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
Oliver dashed in, we almost being dragged in after him.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
They encamped at the foot, that the oxen might the better be able to drag up the waggon in the morning.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
With a roar, denoting pain and terror, he sprang on one side, when Ned rushed in, and dragged Pedro away from him.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Most of the pirates were engaged in dragging the prisoners to the masts to bind them.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
We had brought ropes to assist us in dragging them down to the water and hauling them on board.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
In vain the tigress struggled to free herself, and drag back the crocodile.
"The Young Rajah" by W.H.G. Kingston
Smarting with pain, and boiling with rage, I dragged on my clothes as well as I could, and began to reflect in what manner I should act.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
I had not been in the water a quarter of a minute before the boat came up to us, and dragged us on board.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
In the dark, Nelly crept to the crooked tree, dragging the toboggan after her.
"Silver Lake" by R.M. Ballantyne
They all rushed out, dragging Simpson with them; they had no sooner left their dangerous retreat, than it fell in with a great noise.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
The rope was still held taut upon the rock, for part of it dragged in the current, the force of which kept pressing it hard downward.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

In vain to heav'n she lifts her eyes,
But guilt, a heavy chain,
Still drags her downward from the skies
To darkness, fire, and pain.
"Hymn 52" by Isaac Watts
And springing here,
The black clouds dragging near,
Against this lonely elm
Thrust all his strength to maim and overwhelm
In one wild shock.
"Ten o'Clock No More" by John Freeman
Thou hadst no home, and thou couldst see
In every street the windows' light:
Dragging thy limbs about all night,
No window kept a light for thee.
"Francis Thompson" by William H Davies
"There were six of us all together,
Norsemen of Helgoland;
In two days and no more
We killed of them threescore,
And dragged them to the strand!"
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
An Angel seeks them midst the wood
And drags them to their judgment room;
The trembling, dark, expectant mood
In which they come bespeak their doom.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
It was to shield you from the Khargis
That I drag this stump in the long days.
It has been so with my women;
They would have made you a toy for heat.
"You Do Not Want Me?" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

Stella Byrd, left, the mother of a man who was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck by whites, with Gov Rick Perry in 2001 as he signed a hate crimes bill into law.
Vital loan to rescue Egyptian economy hangs in the balance as political impasse drags on.
Episode Four of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' added a healthy dose of drama in the form of three famous daughters, one of whom — GASP — wouldn't put on drag makeup.
Nadya 'Octo-mom' Suleman is photographed topless, pretending to breast feed dolls, while hosting Hot Mess Drag Review at XL Nightclub, in New York City.
A friend of a man arrested in Boulder on Wednesday night -- after witnesses say he stomped, kicked and dragged a 4-month-old puppy by the leash -- says he would never do that to his dog.
Take part in our drag race, autocross, 0-60-0 speed stop challenge, show-n-shine and more.
Attorneys are expected to begin opening arguments in the trial of a Pontiac couple charged with murder in the death of a loss prevention officer who was dragged and crushed while trying to prevent a shoplifting.
BELMONT – Brad Zaskowski's championship hopes had faded to the point that the veteran Belmont drag racer wasn't even sure if he was going to make the season finale down in Georgia.
The Eurythmics singer even shows up at the 1984 Grammy Awards in drag – as Elvis.
Bus rider fends off attacker who tried to 'drag her' away in Ferndale.
Tomorrow marks the five-year anniversary of the Hamas raid into Israel in which Gilad Shalit was wounded and then dragged through a tunnel into the Gaza Strip, where he remains in captivity to this day.
(AP) — Meet the man with the mustache who takes a drag on a cigarette in the Herman Cain Internet ad.
The chimpanzees dragged Andrew Oberle, an American student studying the chimps, under a fence and pulled him for more than half a mile into their enclosure at the Jane Goodall sanctuary in South Africa.
It was standard practice and procedure onboard the vessel to use shovels to pull the cages and drag them closer together in the hold to eliminate any gaps and to avoid clams falling through to the deck.
A failure by politicians in the United States to avoid the fiscal cliff could drag down economies on the other side of the globe, according to a new analysis by a United Nations agency.
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In science:

In the calculation that follows we will see that the differences in the two metric formulations lead to different values for the gravitomagnetic drag experienced by a photon passing by a moving body.
The speed of gravity has not been measured from time delays
In simplest terms, it can be thought of as a “frame-dragging” term, whereby the moving ob ject pulls the photon along it’s path.
The speed of gravity has not been measured from time delays
We also discuss the damping effects of inelastic collisions between planetesimals and of gas drag, and their importance in modifying planetesimal random velocities.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
In §5 we comment on how gas drag and inelastic collisions between planetesimals can affect planetesimal velocity spectra.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
In Figure 11 we schematically display the scaling of s as a function of x in the presence of gas drag for 2 < α < 3 and different values of ζ .
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
In reality there should be other factors such as gas drag and inelastic collisions between planetesimals which might influence their eccentricities and inclinations.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
It is thus fairly easy to modify our simple picture developed in §4 to incorporate the effects of gas drag and inelastic collisions.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
Fig. 11.— Schematic representation of the effect of gas drag on planetesimal velocity spectrum in the case 2 < α < 3 (cf.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
Indeed, kinetic energy losses in physical collisions between high velocity planetesimals are roughly proportional to their initial kinetic energies, which is similar to the behavior of the gas drag losses.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
This implies that gravitational stirring must still be done by the highest mass planetesimals (if α < 3) in accordance with what we assumed in the case of gas drag.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
In particular, it appears that it is not possible to “drag” the source into the region occupied by quasars if we only consider the effects of obscuration.
The nuclear SED of NGC6251: a BL Lac in the center of an FR I radio galaxy
We also suggest that the correlated hopping of vacancies in the active and passive layers in the PSDW state leads to very large and temperature dependent drag consistent with the experimental data.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
However, vacancies generated by the large zero-point quantum fluctuations may play important roles in the drag ( Fig.2b ).
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
The drag in the weakly coupled FL regime d > dc2 was shown to be very small and goes like T 4/3 at low T 43 .
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
The drag in the ESF regime d < dc1 is also small and goes like e−∆QH /T at low T .
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
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