adverb see drag II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • draggingly — drag·ging·ly …   English syllables

  • draggingly — adverb in a dragging manner • Derived from adjective: ↑dragging * * * adverb see dragging …   Useful english dictionary

  • dragging — draggingly, adv. /drag ing/, adj. 1. extremely tired or slow, as in movement; lethargic; sluggish: He was annoyed by their dragging way of walking and talking. 2. used in dragging, hoisting, etc.: dragging ropes. [1765 75; DRAG + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • drag — I. noun Etymology: Middle English dragge, probably from Middle Low German draggen grapnel; akin to Old English dragan to draw more at draw Date: 14th century 1. something used to drag with; especially a device for dragging under water to detect… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trail — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, perhaps from Anglo French *trailer, alteration of trainer to drag, trail on the ground more at train Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. a. to hang down so as to drag along or sweep the ground b. to extend… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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