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drag down

1. To physically move something from a higher location to a lower one. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "down." Every day, the kids drag lots of toys down from their bedrooms, and every night, they whine about having to take them back upstairs.
2. To cause a decrease in the standard or quality of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "down." It seems that all the construction in this part of town is dragging down our real estate prices.
3. slang To cause one to feel sad or demoralized. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drag" and "down." Honestly, having to listen to you two fight all the time is really dragging me down.
See also: down, drag
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drag down

v.
1. To pull something or someone from a higher to a lower position: She dragged down the boxes from the attic. Help me drag the camping gear down the hill.
2. To lower the quality, character, or value of something or someone: His disruptions are dragging down the performance of the other students. Recent events have dragged prices down.
3. Slang To exhaust, discourage, or depress someone: All this work is really dragging me down. The lowered salaries have dragged down morale.
See also: down, drag
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Two women, clutching her under the arms, were dragging her down the aisle.
What was to prevent them from dragging her down if they so willed?
In the video, a policeman and policewoman manhandle their colleague's wife and are seen dragging her down the staircase of an apartment building.
The source claims Khloe is starting to think Rob is dragging her down, and she is done helping him.
I drove off and was dragging her down the road but didn't even know because she was below the window."
A NURSE has denied he broke an elderly dementia sufferer's arm by dragging her down a hospital corridor.
Party-goer Karen Brady watched horrified as Gregory kicked and punched Ms Philips, before dragging her down the street by her hair.
'The sentence should deter others from acting the same.' Witnesses called the police last October after he was seen pulling Miss Davies to the ground then dragging her down a street and yanking her back by her scarf when she got up and tried to walk away.
For the question is whether we better meet Mary by soaring up to her, or by dragging her down into our own pedestrian, workaday world, where the moral sense is conspicuously absent."
He threatened her with the weapon before dragging her down a lane off Corsehill Drive in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.
Maybe she needed some support with those ridiculously long Pat Butcher-style earrings dragging her down.....
When critics suggested she got rid of the useless pair of tits that were dragging her down, we thought she knew they were referring to Kym Marsh and Suzanne Shaw...