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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I refused and was subsequently dragged away from my friends," he added.
Before being dragged away by the police, one student yelled across the room, "Attacking people who are in poverty
Lallana confronted the teenager, grabbing him around the neck before being dragged away by team-mate Danny Ings.
This was disputed, however, by witnesses and the footage taken by a CCTV camera which showed the teenager being dragged away by the policemen.
The Belgium midfielder was dragged away from Atkinson by stewards and United team-mates after trying to demand an explanation from Atkinson at the final whistle.
Another military official said six more bodies were seen being dragged away by the Abu Sayyaf , quoting military assets near the area.
Ella Dixon idolised dad Mark, 32, and had to be dragged away by devastated mum Lorraine, who told of the pair's devastation as his killer Paul Sutton, 29, was sentenced to six years for manslaughter.
SEVERAL thousand people stormed a prison in north-eastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him.
The crazed fan managed to jump from the crowd, run up the staircase and hand the 24-year-old singer a note before being dragged away by two security guards, News.
The embrace was ended when police dragged away Gjoka and arrested him, before he was later charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.
The custome left the pub before police arrived, after bein dragged away from th barman by several oth er customers.
However, the video which was released by South African newspaper Daily Sun shows how he was then tied to the back of the police van and dragged away while crowds watched.
My two-year-old daughter was grabbed and was dragged away today in the blink of an eye.
The girl was cutting grass when she was dragged away and eaten by the leopard.
State police showed unexpected restraint as up to 100,000 took part in the largest demo at Bolotnaya Square near the Kremlin in Moscow, but in second city St Petersburg protesters were dragged away.