(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. draw, pull, tow, tug, haul; protract, draw out; lag, dawdle, inch along. Slang, race. See slowness, traction, lateness.
- in drag
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Anything that is drawn]
Syn. harrow, scraper, bar, dragnet, seine, clog, brake, shoe, anchor, grapnel, dragrope, floater; see also net .
2. [The influence of air on an airplane]
Syn. resistance, curb, pull, suction, friction, suck, tow, vacuum action; see also resistance 3 .
3. [A restraint]
Syn. hindrance, burden, encumbrance; see impediment 1 .
4. [*A dull or annoying person, thing, or situation]
Syn. bore, bother, annoyance; see nuisance 3 , trouble 2 .
1. [To go slowly; said of animate beings ]
Syn. lag, straggle, dawdle; see lag , loiter , pause .
2. [To go slowly; said of an activity ]
Syn. slow down, slacken, encounter difficulties, be delayed, be prolonged, be drawn out, be tedious, wear on, fail to show progress, creep, crawl, stagnate, mark time, suffer delays, suffer from a slowdown, be off-season, be quiet; see also delay 1 .
Ant. improve*, progress, pick up.
3. [To pull an object]
Syn. pull, haul, move, transport; see draw 1 .
4. [*To race]
Syn. compete in speed, drag-race, hot-rod*; see race 2 .
5. [*To smoke]
Syn. puff, inhale deeply, draw; see smoke 2 .
See Synonym Study at pull .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. haul pull, lug, tow, hale, trail.
2. progress slowly *go at a snail's pace, crawl, lag, plod, poke along, inch along.
3. protract extend, prolong, draw out.
ANT.: 1. push, shove. 2. rush, fly, speed. 3. shorten
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force: draw, haul, pull, tow, tug. See PUSH. 2. To hang or cause to hang down and be pulled along behind: draggle, trail, train. See HANG. 3. To advance slowly: crawl, creep, inch. See FAST. 4. To go or move slowly so that progress is hindered: dally, dawdle, delay, dilly-dally, lag, linger, loiter, poke, procrastinate, tarry, trail. Idioms: drag one's feet (or heels), mark time, take one's time. See FAST. II noun 1. The act of drawing or pulling a load: draft, draw, haul, pull, traction. See PUSH. 2. An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette: draw, puff, pull. Slang: hit. See BREATH.

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