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 ?
And she literally dragged him away, for he was obstinate and wanted to remain by the trap-door; that hole attracted him.
Before Rokoff could drive the weapon home the chief sprang upon him and dragged him away from his intended victim.
I caught hold of the grey man and pulled him off Montgomery's body; his claws drew down the torn coat reluctantly as I dragged him away.
Kolkata, Sha'ban 29, 1435, Jun 27, 2014, SPA -- An Indian fisherman says a tiger has snatched his father off a fishing boat and dragged him away into a mangrove swamp.
uk, 20-year-old Ronaldo Gjorka, a Real fan, had entered the pitch during the Spanish giants against Chelsea in America over the summer and promptly hugged the Portuguese, following which the police dragged him away, arrested and charged him with trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Mr Crook's wife and baby son were watching him help his other son, three, from a climbing frame when Burton, who was with his daughter, three, dragged him away and beat him before fleeing.
As his horrified wife looked on, they dragged him away and demanded the takings.
He said: "I grabbed the policeman by his collar and dragged him away and threw him into a police van.
Security staff eventually grabbed the fan and dragged him away after the incident at White Hart Lane.
He was abducted by 10 masked gunmen who burst into his office and dragged him away yesterday evening, a day after he participated in the first session of the trial, acting as the lawyer of one Saddam's seven co-defendants.
When his Minnesota employer fired him for refusing to fill birth control prescriptions in that state, he wouldn't leave the building until the police finally dragged him away.
amily members of the murdered tribal, Narasingh Wadekka, said around 20-30 Maoists came and dragged him away along with his son.
He was stung all over his body but was rescued by two colleagues who dragged him away in Safety Harbor, Florida.
Saadoun Sughaiyer al-Janabi was abducted by 10 masked gunmen who burst into his office and dragged him away on Thursday evening, a day after he participated in the first session of the trial, acting as the lawyer of one Saddam's seven co-defendants.
Baiano said: "I grabbed him before another Spurs player dragged him away.