haul

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 drawing; tug; drag
2. to transport by wagon, truck, etc. [to haul coal for a living]
3. HALE2
4. Naut. to change the course of (a ship), specif. so as to sail closer to the wind
vi.
1. to pull; tug
2. to shift direction: said of the wind
3. Naut. to change the course of a ship, specif. so as to sail closer to the wind
n.
1. the act of hauling; pull; tug
2.
a) the amount of fish taken in a single pull of a net
b) Informal the amount gained, won, earned, etc. at one time
3. the distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
4. a load or quantity transported
SYN.- PULL
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☆ haul ass
Slang to act, go, depart, etc. quickly or hurriedly: somewhat vulgar
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haul off
1. to change a ship's course so as to draw away from something
2. to retreat; withdraw
3. Informal to draw the arm back before hitting
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haul up
1. to sail closer to the wind
2. to come to rest; stop
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haul your wind or haul her wind
to sail closer to the wind: also haul to the wind
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over the long haul or in the long haul
over a long period of time
hauler
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • 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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