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1. To continue for an excessively long time. This case has dragged out for months. When will it finally end?
2. To cause something to continue for an excessively long time. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "out." I wish management would quit dragging things out and just give someone the promotion already. Please don't drag out your story any longer—get to the point!
slang Completely exhausted, fatigued, or worn out. I was dragged out after only the first mile of the race; I could barely even walk for the rest of it!
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Sl. exhausted; worn out. I feel so dragged out. I think I need some sleep. After the game, the whole team was dragged out.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
mod. exhausted; worn-out. I feel so dragged out. I think I need some iron.
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