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    Talking Do we tow/pull/drag the luggage?

    what are the right verbs to go with - the action of pulling luggage around at the airport?

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    Re: Do we tow/pull/drag the luggage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    What are the right verbs to go with the action of pulling luggage around at the airport?

    Thanks.
    They are all possible.

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    Re: Do we tow/pull/drag the luggage?

    Personally, I carry it - suitcases with wheels are rather like umbrellas in their mixture of usefulness and public liability. But, for me, a person wouldn't 'tow' such a thing. When you tow something you are in a vehicle and the load is in a separate - often two-wheeled - container. A related adjectival phrase, 'with,,,in tow', can apply to pedestrians; 'She came round the corner with all her children in tow.'

    'Pull' and 'drag' suggest to me extreme effort -'... even little Fred helped, manfully pulling/dragging the huge suitcase'.


    I'd use the verb 'to wheel' for everyday use: 'He wheeled his luggage to the check-in desk.'

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    Re: Do we tow/pull/drag the luggage?

    You could also lug it, which also implies a great effort is required.

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