drag and drop

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drag and drop (uncountable)

  1. (usually attributive, computing, graphical user interface) A feature of a graphical user interface whereby the user can move or copy an object by dragging its visual representation across the screen and releasing it in another location.
    Use drag and drop to move the unwanted files to the trash.




drag and drop (third-person singular simple present drags and drops, present participle dragging and dropping, simple past and past participle dragged and dropped)

  1. (transitive, computing, graphical user interface) To use such a feature to move or copy an object.
    You can duplicate the files by holding Ctrl while dragging and dropping them.