drag down

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drag down(
drahg
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to pull downward)
a. arrastrar hacia el fondo
I tried to swim, but the current kept dragging me down.Trataba de nadar, pero la corriente siguió arrastrándome hacia el fondo.
2. (to hinder)
a. hundir
Alberto is dragging down this whole project with his toxic energy.Alberto está hundiendo todo el proyecto con su actitud tóxica.
b. ser una carga para
You're always trying to control me, and I'm sick of it. Everyone says you're dragging me down.Siempre estás tratando de controlarme y estoy harto. Todos dicen que eres una carga para mí.
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drag down
transitive verb
you may have made a terrible mistake but you're not going to drag me down with you habrás cometido un grave error pero no voy a cargar con las consecuencias yo también; he could drag down the entire party in this election podría hacer fracasar a todo el partido en estas elecciones; I'm not going to be dragged down to your level no me vas a arrastrar a tu mismo nivel
GM's disastrous sales are dragging other companies down, too she dragged him down with her I've had a bout of 'flu that has really dragged me down there were fears he would be dragged down by the scandal to drag sb down to one's own [level]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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