haul


haul
haul1 [ hɔl ] verb transitive *
1. ) to pull or carry something heavy from one place to another with a lot of effort: DRAG:
Rescue workers attached the men to ropes before hauling them to safety.
haul something/someone to/up/into etc.: I hauled my luggage to the nearest small hotel.
a ) to pull a vehicle
b ) to move goods from one place to another
2. ) to change someone's position by pulling them: DRAG:
haul someone up/into/to etc.: He grasped Judy's arm and hauled her to her feet.
a ) to move somewhere using a lot of effort, especially by pulling:
haul yourself up/into/onto etc.: I hauled myself up into the attic and looked around.
3. ) INFORMAL to make someone appear before a court or other authority because they are accused of doing something wrong:
haul before: He was hauled before the board of directors.
haul ass AMERICAN IMPOLITE
to hurry
haul/rake someone over the coals
to speak to someone severely because they have done something wrong
,haul `in phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
to earn a lot of money:
Their new business venture managed to haul in over $4 million in its first year.
,haul `off phrasal verb transitive
to take someone away to a place they do not want to go:
Most of the protesters were hauled off to the police station.
,haul `up phrasal verb transitive BRITISH
same as HAUL1 3
haul
haul 2 [ hɔl ] noun count
1. ) a large amount of something illegal such as drugs or weapons that is found by the police:
Officials found the cocaine haul hidden in the wheels of the truck.
a ) an amount of things that are stolen at the same time:
The thieves escaped with a haul of antiques worth over $3 million.
2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM the number of points, wins, or successes that someone gets:
Ross is on his way to a haul of four gold medals.
3. ) the amount of fish caught in a net
=> LONG HAUL

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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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

  • haul — [n] something obtained or moved booty, burden, cargo, catch, find, freight, gain, harvest, lading, load, loot*, payload*, spoils, takings*, yield; concepts 337,338 haul [v] move, pull to another spot back, boost, bring, buck, carry, cart, convey …   New thesaurus

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


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