drag (someone or something) away

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drag (someone or something) away

1. To move something away from something else by pulling it while it is on the ground. When I dragged my bed away from the wall, I found a piece of paper I'd dropped back there months ago.
2. To forcibly pull someone away from something or some place that they are clinging to because they do not want to leave it. This usage can be literal or hyperbolic. The police had to drag the criminal away from the scene of the crime. Good luck dragging your brother away from his favorite cartoon to do his homework. You couldn't drag me away from gardening—I find it so therapeutic!
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drag something away (from something )

 and drag something away
to push or pull something away from something or some place. He dragged the sofa away from the wall so he could clean behind it. He had to drag away the sofa in order to plug in the lamp. We worked together to drag it away.
See also: away, drag
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EAGER to remove refugee families from the relief camps in Muzaffarnagar before the campaign for general elections picks up momentum, the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has apparently decided to use force and drag them away.
30pm Harry Redknapp (right) has taken on a huge challenge trying to blend Rangers into a cohesive unit and drag them away from the bottom of the table.
She stood terrified as the dogs pounced on Tips and mauled him between them, with their owner unable to drag them away.
With the Saints desperately needing something to help drag them away from the relegation zone, it is no surprise that over 2.
The Teessiders head for Championship strugglers Hull on the back of a seven-point haul over Christmas which has helped to drag them away from the Premiership relegation zone.
Boro also want West Ham striker Marlon Harewood to drag them away from the relegation zone.
Jason continued to pull out his wounded comrades and drag them away from the helicopter, until he received a fatal wound.
Well, if you can drag them away from their Play Stations.
ONCE your children sit down and start watching videos, it can be almost impossible to drag them away.