Hyphenation for “drag”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “drag”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "drag" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “drag” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „drag“ ⟶ „drag“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "drag"

drag >> /dræɡ/

Definition: [verb] Pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty.
Example: we dragged the boat up the beach

Synonyms of "drag"

haul | pull | draw | tug | heave | trail | trawl | tow |

Definition: [verb] (of time, events, or activities) pass slowly and tediously.
Example: the day dragged—eventually it was time for bed

Synonyms of "drag"

become tedious | appear to pass slowly | go slowly | move slowly | creep along | limp along | crawl | hang heavy | go at a snail's pace | wear on | go on too long | go on and on |

Definition: [verb] Move (an icon or other image) across a computer screen using a tool such as a mouse.
Example: you can move the icons into this group by dragging them in with the mouse

Definition: [verb] Engage in a drag race.

Definition: [noun] The action of pulling something forcefully or with difficulty.
Example: the drag of the current

Synonyms of "drag"

pull | tug | tow | heave | yank |

Definition: [noun] A boring or tiresome person or thing.

Synonyms of "drag"

bore | tedious thing | tiresome thing | nuisance | bother | trouble | pest | annoyance | source of annoyance | trial | vexation | thorn in one's flesh |

Definition: [noun] An act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette.

Definition: [noun] Clothing more conventionally worn by the opposite sex, especially women's clothes worn by a man.
Example: a fashion show, complete with men in drag

Definition: [noun] A street or road.

Definition: [noun] A thing that is pulled along the ground or through water.
Example: The car in front loses some of the drag at its rear.

Definition: [noun] A strong-smelling lure drawn before hounds as a substitute for a fox or other hunted animal.
Example: If he took the time to investigate this issue further he would find that video evidence is available showing greyhounds enthusiastically following a drag lure.

Definition: [noun] Influence over other people.

Synonyms of "drag"

control | authority | influence | dominance | mastery | domination | rule | command | ascendancy | supremacy | dominion | sovereignty | jurisdiction | sway | weight | leverage | hold | grasp | say |

Definition: [noun] One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a stroke preceded by two grace notes, which are usually played with the other stick.

Definition: [noun] short for drag race
Example: Having the family around makes for a great time for everyone, but we're reminded that the extra summer traffic means extra diligence on the highways to and from the drags.

Definition: [noun] A private vehicle like a stagecoach, drawn by four horses.

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