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Meaning of "drag one's feet" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DRAG ONE'S FEET

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRAG ONE'S FEET

drag and drop
drag artist
drag coefficient
drag down
drag harrow
drag hunt
drag in
drag king
drag lift
drag link
drag out of
drag queen
drag race
drag racer
drag racing
drag sail
drag shoe
drag show
drag someone´s name in the mud
drag up

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRAG ONE'S FEET

at someone´s feet
be run off one´s feet
cold feet
crow´s feet
cut the ground from under someone´s feet
fall on one´s feet
feet
find one´s feet
flat feet
have itchy feet
in one´s stocking feet
itchy feet
let the grass grow under one´s feet
on one´s feet
self-levelling feet
shake the dust off one´s feet
stand on one´s own feet
stocking feet
stockinged feet
web feet
webbed feet

Synonyms and antonyms of drag one's feet in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «drag one's feet» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

拖一个人的脚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arrastrar los pies
570 millions of speakers

English

drag one´s feet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किसी के पैर खींच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اسحب أحد القدمين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перетащить свои ноги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arrastar os pés
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক ফুট টান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faites glisser les pieds
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tarik kaki seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ziehen die Füße
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の足をドラッグし
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 발 을 끌어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seret kaki siji
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kéo chân của một người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கால்களை இழுக்கவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याचे पाय ड्रॅग करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ayaklarını sürükle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

trascinare i piedi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przeciągnij swoich stóp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перетягнути свої ноги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

trageți picioarele cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύρετε τα πόδια ενός ατόμου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sleep ´n mens se voete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dra fötterna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dra ens føtter
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRAG ONE'S FEET»

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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
The talks between the lawyers dragged on for weeks. b. How much longer is this going to drag on? c. That company is notorious for dragging on their negotiations. Drag one's feet "Dragging one's feet" refers to acting slowly and reluctantly. a.
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
1930] For a more polite synonym, see DRAG ONE'S FEET. drag one's feet Also, drag one's heels. Act or work with intentional slowness, deliberately hold back or delay. For example, The British had been dragging their feet concerning a single  ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
HnMM E to catch someone on the wrong foot JL CATCH to drag one's feet ii DRAG • to fall/ land on one's feet )tBKL§ I #31 ife S (Cats are reputed always to land safely on their feci after falling from a great height, tttt • I^^T*^ ^feftlt □ itiaMkllr ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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Chambers concise dictionary
at someone's feet or at the feet of someone under their spell; totally devoted to them; in a position of submission, homage, etc. drag one's feet see under drag, fall on one's feet see under fall, get or rise to one's feet to stand up. have one's feet ...
Ian Brookes, 2004
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Oneida-English/English Oneida Dictionary
-alahsAthohslu- v.a. kick repeatedly. kalahsAthohsluhe7 I keep kicking her (z.) or it. wa 7kalahsAthohslu 7 I kicked her (z.) or it several times. COMPOSED OF: - alahsAtho- kick, -hslu- distributive. .alahsi'ti'sle- plus te- dualic, v.a. drag one's feet.
Karin Michelson, Mercy Doxtator, 2002
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Exploring Idioms: A Critical-Thinking Resource for Grades 4-8
Background: To drag one's feet has probable origins in late 19th-century American lumberjack lingo. It was the process of slowing down the process of log cutting when using a two-man crosscut saw. Another explanation involves the slow, ...
Valeri R. Helterbran, 2008
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The Sterling Book of Idioms
... to be standing As soon as he made that remark, Kirti was on his feet. to find one's feet to get adjusted; to settle down Shishir hasfound hisfeet at the new office. to drag one's feet to show reluctance It has taken him more than a month to sign ...
Gratian Vas, 2000
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21st Century American English Compendium: A Portable Guide ...
Foot drag one's feet (v phr) To stall; delay. fancy footwork (n) Adroit evasion; clever maneuvering. foot the bill (v phr) To provide funds; absorb costs. get (have ) cold feet (v phr) To have second thoughts; back out. get one's feet wet (v phr) To  ...
Marvin Rubinstein, 2006
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Advanced Learner's Dictionary
The meanings of these idioms, and others with the word foot or feet, are: drag one's feet to proceed very slowly, especially because one is unwilling. feet of day a basic, but usually concealed weakness in a person or thing that is honoured.
Turton, 1998
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The Chambers Dictionary
... a foot; footbridge a bridge for pedestrians; foot-candle a former unit of incident light, equivalent to one lumen per sq foot I 10.764 lux); foot cloth a pack-horse cloth reaching to the feet of the horse; foot-dragging see drag one's feet under drag; ...
Allied Chambers, 1998

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRAG ONE'S FEET»

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Quick crossword No 13905
... 10 Huge success (3); 11 Traditional Christmas card bird (5); 13 V-shaped stripe (7); 14 Drag one's feet (6); 15 Describing Pooh or Yogi? «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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Hungary-EU/IMF: a right old strudel
In Hungarian, to “drag one's feet” is “nyújtja mint a rétestésztát”, meaning to roll out the dough for top quality strudel, making it very long and thin ... «Financial Times, Jun 12»

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