haul


haul
1 verb
1 (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) to pull something heavy with a continuous, steady movement: haul sth along/in/across etc: The fishermen were hauling in their nets.
2 haul sb over the coals to speak to someone angrily and severely because they have done something wrong
3 to carry goods in a vehicle
4 haul yourself up/out of etc
a) to succeed in achieving a higher position in society, in a competition etc: He hauled himself out of the gutter and became the world heavyweight champion.
b) to pull yourself up, out of etc: I see you've managed to haul yourself out of bed.
5 haul off and hit/punch sb AmE informal to hit someone very hard
6 haul ass AmE slang to hurry
haul sb up phrasal verb (transitive usually passive) informal to officially bring someone to a court of law to be judged: Campbell was hauled up in front of the magistrate. 2 noun (C)
1 a large amount of goods that has been stolen, or found by the police: The robbers' haul included a very valuable diamond ring. | Police announced a drugs haul worth two million pounds.
2 long/slow haul something that takes a lot of time and effort: it's been a long haul: At last we've won our freedom but it's been a long bitter haul.
3 the amount of fish caught when fishing with a net
—see also: long­haul, short­haul

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • haul — [hôl] vt. [17th c. phonetic sp. of HALE2 < ME halen < OFr haler, to draw < ODu halen, akin to Ger holen, to fetch < IE base * kel , to cry out (> L calare): basic sense “to call hither”] 1. to pull with force; move by pulling or… …   English World dictionary

  • Haul — (h[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hauled} (h[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hauling}.] [OE. halen, halien, F. haler, of German or Scand. origin; akin to AS. geholian to acquire, get, D. halen to fetch, pull, draw, OHG. hol[=o]n, hal[=o]n, G. holen, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul — haul; haul·age; haul·er; haul·ier; keel·haul; over·haul·er; over·haul; …   English syllables

  • Haul — Haul, v. i. 1. (Naut.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under {Haul}, v. t. [1913 Webster] I . . . hauled up for it, and found it to be an island. Cook. [1913 Webster] 2. To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haul — Haul, n. 1. A pulling with force; a violent pull. [1913 Webster] 2. A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net. [1913 Webster] 4.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haul on — [phrasal verb] haul on (something) : to forcefully pull (something) haul on the reins • • • Main Entry: ↑haul …   Useful english dictionary

  • haul — ► VERB 1) pull or drag with effort or force. 2) transport in a truck or cart. ► NOUN 1) a quantity of something obtained, especially illegally. 2) a number of fish caught at one time. 3) a distance to be travelled. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • haul\ in — • haul in • haul up • pull in v slang To bring before someone in charge for punishment or questioning; arrest. John was hauled in to court for speeding. The tramp was hauled up for sleeping on the sidewalk. Compare: call on the carpet …   Словарь американских идиом

  • haul\ up — • haul in • haul up • pull in v slang To bring before someone in charge for punishment or questioning; arrest. John was hauled in to court for speeding. The tramp was hauled up for sleeping on the sidewalk. Compare: call on the carpet …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • haul — index cargo, carry (transport), deliver, plunder, spoils, struggle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary


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