drag down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drag down exert a force with a heavy weight "The snow bore down on the roof"
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  • James Thurber
    “A drawing is always dragged down to the level of its caption.”
  • Horace
    “Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.”


In literature:

Zeena came into the room with her dragging down-at-the-heel step, and quietly took her accustomed seat between them.
"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
The low nature could no longer drag the higher down, but must struggle to rise, or remain alone on its inferior level.
"The Descent of Man and Other Stories" by Edith Wharton
Then, if I do go down I won't drag anybody else with me.
"Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone" by Victor Appleton
By and by Roberts came back to her, dragging his saddle, and lay down near her.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
But it will be harmless unless with your own hand you drag it down, and this is why I ask you to abstain from wine.
"Danger" by T. S. Arthur
You are putting forth your hands to drag down the temple of happiness.
"After the Storm" by T. S. Arthur
The vice in either case drags its subject down to want, and in most cases to crime.
"Cast Adrift" by T. S. Arthur
Dragged down by the weight of the Apprentice, Mattingley's feet were now firmly on the ground.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
An apparitor tore him down, and was dragged to the ground in his turn.
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
They drove down to Rood Hall early next week, Sir George conveying them in his drag, with a change of horses at Maidenhead.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon

In poetry:

The foot that once could crush the crown,
Must drag the fetters, till it bleed
Beneath their weight:--thou dost not need
It now, to tread the tyrant down.
"Virginia Capta" by Margaret Junkin Preston
I never may turn the loop of a road
Where sudden, ahead, the sea is Iying,
But my heart drags down with an ancient load-
My heart, that a second before was flying.
"Temps Perdu" by Dorothy Parker
"Keep back in the yellow! Come up on Othello!
Hold hard on the chestnut! Turn round on The Drag!
Keep back there on Spartan! Back you, sir, in tartan!
So, steady there, easy!" and down went the flag.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Why should I let my wayward feet
Cross the fair threshold of thy life?
My hopes and cares of little worth
Drag down thy heavenlier part to earth,
And, like strange discord marring mirth,
Fill thy sweet soul with strife?
"Alea Jacta" by Alfred Austin
It is up from out the alleys, from the alleys dark and vile—
It is up from out the alleys I have struggled for a while—
Just to breathe the breath of Heaven ere my devil drags me down,
And to sing a song of pity for the women of the town.
"The Women of the Town" by Henry Lawson
Leader, poet, singer, artist, who have struggled long and won,
Though the climbing is behind you, now the battle has begun,
Shut your ears unto the empty parrot phrases of the town,
Shun the hand-grips of your rivals, they can only drag you down.
"They Can Only Drag You Down" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Tide survives 'knock-down, drag -out' fight to defeat Georgia 32-28.
Stocks fell Monday as evidence piled up that the global economic slowdown is dragging down Asia.
Runners will kick up their heels down the main drag of Maggie Valley this Saturday evening in the annual night-time Maggie Valley Moonlight Run.
Mosaic 's results were dragged down by phosphate sales, which tumbled 30% year-over-year to $1.6 billion due to sinking sales volumes and lower prices of finished product.
Dow Jones and S&P ends week higher, Apple drags Nasdaq down.
Stocks finish mixed as Apple drags down techs.
Apple drags down S&P, Nasdaq .
DALLAS (AP) — Dragged down by problems at American Airlines, US carriers operated fewer flights on time in September than a year ago.
Hulu drags down ABC operating income.
0 Losses at Hulu dragged down earnings for ABC last quarter.
Walk down the city's main drag, Karl Johans Gate, bordered by restaurants, cafes and upscale stores.
Survival—Are factors other than the economy dragging down your operation.
Ricky Gilmore, 49, shows the pair of pants he was wearing when he dragged himself four miles down a road for three days last week near Tocito, N.M.
A paraplegic man who says he was stranded in the New Mexico desert without his wheelchair dragged himself four miles down a dirt road for three days before he found help.

In science:

After the meridional down-flow drags the poloidal field down to the overshoot layer, the strong radial shear in the differential rotation starts working on it to create the toroidal field.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
This postulate can be violated when a high-score/probability tuple could be dragged down arbitrarily by its compatible tuples which are not very likely to appear (see Appendix A (7)). U-kRanks violates both Faithfulness and Stability.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
Interactions with the medium will gradually cause it to slow down, at a rate determined by the drag coefficient η .
The errant life of a heavy quark in the quark-gluon plasma
Drag and Drop of reusable component can be it can basically be broken down into three main components.
Drag and Drop: Influences on the Design of Reusable Software Components
It could also be an underestimate of the true age since magnetic draping provides an additional drag force slowing down the rise of the bubble (Dursi & Pfrommer 2008).
The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars III: Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies