- drag drag [dræg] verb [transitive] COMPUTINGto move words, pictures etc across a computer screen by pulling them along with the mouse:
• Either drag and drop the page into a message or choose Send Page from under the File menu.
* * *Ⅰ.drag UK US /dræg/ verb (-gg-)► [I or T] to become lower or less, or to make something do this: »
Sales have been dragging this month.»
Jewellery exports will be dragged by weak consumer confidence caused by world economic turmoil.► [I] to take a long time, or progress very slowly: »
The planned one-hour session dragged into its third hour.»
Negotiations have dragged on longer than expected.► [T] IT to move something on a computer screen using the mouse: »
Select the text you want to move and drag it where you want it to be.drag sth to/over/into etc. sth »
Click and hold on any button to drag it off the toolbar.● drag and drop — Cf. drag and dropⅡ.drag UK US /dræg/ noun [C, usually singular]► something that slows down or limits development: »
Ailing drug shares were another drag on the market.»
High energy prices will continue to be a drag on the economy.
Financial and business terms. 2012.