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    Drugs

    No, not those ones, silly, but the word "drug". For me (in the UK) the word has only ever been used to denote a pharmaceutical substance or possibly something from which a person obtains an illegal or legal high. However, I sometimes see the word used when I would write "dragged". I'm not referring to taking a drag on a cigarette but the action of dragging something along, either physically or metaphorically.

    So is this one of those words that has different uses depending which brand of English one uses? I'm thinking of someone who is retrieving his heavy drug stash from some bushes while smoking a Marlboro: He drug some drugs from the bushes and drug on his Marlboro.

    No, seriously now, is drug used for dragged in US English?


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    Drug is used. So is dragged.

    "Man, that groundhog grabbed 'holt o' Cletus and plum drug 'im clear across the yard!"

    The killer dragged the body into the swamp.

    Of the two, dragged is probably the more common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesiac View Post
    Drug is used. So is dragged.

    "Man, that groundhog grabbed 'holt o' Cletus and plum drug 'im clear across the yard!"

    The killer dragged the body into the swamp.

    Of the two, dragged is probably the more common.
    And usually sounds more literate.
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    Drug is a dialect thing. Dragged is correct on either side of the pond.

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