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a drag

A person, thing, or task that is tedious or boring. I don't know who invited this guy to the party. He is a such a drag! I know cleaning out the garage is a drag, but it has to be done.
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(a) drag

(on someone ) a burden (to someone). I wish you wouldn 't be such a drag on your friends. I don't want to be a drag on the department.


someone or something on(to) something and drag someone or something on*to pull or lead someone or something to a particular place, such as a stage, platform, dance floor, etc. The master of ceremonies dragged her onto the stage for another bow. Then he dragged on the next performer.


1. n. something dull and boring. What a drag. Let’s go someplace interesting.
2. n. an annoying person; a burdensome person. (see also schlep.) Gert could sure be a drag when she wanted.
3. n. a (female) date. You got a drag for the dance yet?
4. n. a puff of a cigarette. One more drag and he coughed for a while and stubbed out the fag.
5. tv. to pull or puff on a cigarette. She dragged a couple and sat in the funk for a while.
6. tv. to race a car against someone; to race someone in a car. I’m planning to drag you at the fairgrounds next Saturday. Better be there.

drag (one's)

To act or work with intentional slowness; delay.
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Frame dragging is expected to make each gyroscope's spin axis drift just 42 milliarc-seconds per year in the direction of Earth's rotation.
Known as geodetic precession, this effect is expected to shift the gyroscopes' spin axes by more than 150 times as much as frame dragging does.
GP-B is expected to measure frame dragging to an accuracy of 0.
If the disk happens to orbit at an angle to the plane in which the neutron star spins, the dragging of space-time will cause the disk to wobble like a top, adds Frederick K.
Lamb maintains that the separation in frequency between each of the new sidebands and its neighboring QPO is too great for it to represent frame dragging.
Branch dragging is likely to take place during the chimps' daily treks through the forest, Ingmanson says.
Very specific information is communicated through branch dragging concerning intention and direction of movement," Ingmanson notes.
Links to an external site can be created by dragging the reference from the External References view into any page.
The program tightly integrates the Site view and the Page Editing view, allowing users to create new links by simply dragging a file or an image icon from the Site view into the Page view.
Dragging and dropping between Adobe SiteMill and other applications requires System 7 Pro or later.
Movie-Making: Kids can create "movies" by clicking on a sticker and dragging it to record its motion.
The objects and files can then be transferred by simply dragging and dropping the file onto the target system.