drag (someone or something) away from (something)

(redirected from drag away from)

drag (someone or something) away from (something)

1. To move someone or something away from something else by pulling them or it along the ground. When I dragged my bed away from the wall, I found a piece of paper I'd dropped back there months ago. We dragged the man away from the burning car.
2. To pull someone forcibly away from something or some place against their will. The police grabbed the criminal by the arms and dragged away from the scene of the crime.
3. By extension, to force someone to leave some place or activity against their will. Good luck dragging your brother away from his favorite cartoon. You couldn't drag me away from gardening—I find it so therapeutic!
See also: away, drag