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.
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She refused, and they began dragging her away by force, kicking her and pulling her hair.
After raping the woman, in her 40s, he held her captive in a park until dragging her away at 6am.
Hjelle had been riding with a friend in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park when the lion pounced on her back, grabbed her by her head and began dragging her away, said her friend, Debbie Nichols.
But when an over-zealous admirer grabbed a female party-goer and started dragging her away, Lee rushed to her defence.
Hours after the find, the lion pulled Anne Hjelle, 30, off her bike and began dragging her away by her head.