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!
See also: away, drag

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
References in classic literature ?
Then Matai Shang grasped her about the waist and dragged her away through a door leading within the tower.
She felt that a powerful and implacable hand seized her by the hair, and dragged her away as irrevocably as fatality drags humanity.
As he dragged her away toward the prahu of Muda Saffir she cried out to the strange white man who seemed her self-appointed protector.
And pouncing upon Polly, Maud dragged her away like a captured ship towed by a noisy little steam-tug.
Former colleague Margaret Heaney, 50, said Wales had told her she had grabbed the woman and dragged her away to her bedroom.
Unfortunately, the rope got tangled with a five-year-old girl and dragged her away with the balloon.
Unfortunately, the rope got tangled with a five year -old girl and dragged her away.
They dragged her away, but wind blew the flames across their escape route.
Pc Glynn rushed the woman, dragged her away and took the lighter.
Police are probing claims that a man tried to entice a girl of five or six into his motor before an older pupil dragged her away.
Mosley had claimed that he and the woman had consensual sex at a nearby park, and that some other men to whom he owed money for drugs dragged her away and beat her at the cemetery after he fled, prosecutors said.