haul


haul
/hɔl / (say hawl)

verb (t)
1. to pull or draw with force; move or transport by drawing.
verb (i)
2. to pull or tug.
3. to change one's course of procedure or action; go in a given direction.
4. Nautical to sail, as in a particular direction.
noun
5. the act of hauling; a strong pull or tug.
6. that which is hauled.
7. the distance over which anything is hauled: a short haul; a long haul.
8. Fishing
a. the quantity of fish taken at one draught of the net.
b. the draught of a fishing net.
9. the acquisition of anything, or that which is acquired or won: an impressive haul of medals at the Games.
10. the proceeds of a robbery: the thieves made away with a haul of $25 000.
11. goods confiscated as illegal: customs officers estimated the haul to be the largest this year.
phrase
12. haul off,
a. Nautical to change the course of a ship so as to get farther off from an object.
b. to draw off or away.
c. US Colloquial to draw the arm back preparatory to striking a blow.
13. haul over the coals, Colloquial to rebuke; scold. {Phrase Origin: from the practice of ordeal by fire which was used in the 15th and 16th centuries to identify heretics. The suspected heretic was dragged over a bed of coals and if they survived were deemed innocent, thus escaping punishment by death.}
14. haul round (or to), (of the wind) to change direction; shift; veer.
15. haul up, Colloquial
a. to bring up, as before a superior, for reprimand; call to account.
b. to change the course of (a ship), especially so as to sail closer to the wind.
16. the long haul, the long period of time required to complete a project, undertaking, etc.; the long term.
17. the short haul, the short period of time in which an interim stage can be reached on a project, undertaking, etc.; the short term.
{earlier hall, phonetic variant of hale2}
hauler, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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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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