haul
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /hɔːl/
  • (GA) IPA: /hɔl/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /hɑl/
Verb

haul (hauls, present participle hauling; past and past participle hauled)

  1. (transitive) To transport#Verb|transport by draw#Verb|drawing or pull#Verb|pulling, as with horse#Noun|horses or oxen, or a motor vehicle.
    to haul logs to a sawmill
  2. (transitive) To draw or pull something heavy.
    • 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book XIII”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume III, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗, lines 136–139, page 194 ↗:
      Thither they bent, and haul'd their ſhip to land, / (The crooked keel divides the yellow ſand) / Ulyſſes ſleeping on his couch they bore, / And gently plac'd him on the rocky ſhore.
  3. (transitive) To carry or transport#Verb|transport something, with a connotation that the item is heavy or otherwise difficult to move#Verb|move.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To drag#Verb|drag, to pull, to tug#Verb|tug.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) Followed by up: to summon to be discipline#Verb|disciplined or hold#verb|held answerable for something.
  6. (intransitive) To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked#Adjective|yoked.
  7. (ambitransitive, nautical) To steer#Verb|steer (a vessel) close#Adjective|closer to the wind#Noun|wind.
    Antonyms: veer
  8. (intransitive, nautical) Of the wind#Noun|wind: to shift#Verb|shift fore (more towards the bow#Noun|bow).
    Antonyms: veer
  9. (intransitive, US, colloquial) To haul ass.
    “How fast was he goin’?” / “I don’t know exactly, but he must’ve been haulin’, given where he landed.”
Related terms Translations Translations Noun

haul (plural hauls)

  1. An act of hauling or pulling#Noun|pulling, particularly with force#Noun|force; a (violent) pull#Noun|pull or tug#Noun|tug.
  2. The distance#Noun|distance over which something is hauled or transport#Verb|transported, especially if long#Adjective|long.
    Getting to his place was a real haul.
    I find long-haul travel by airplane tiring.
  3. An amount#Noun|amount of something that has been take#Verb|taken, especially of fish#Noun|fish, illegal#Adjective|illegal loot#Noun|loot, or items purchase#Verb|purchased on a shop#Verb|shopping trip#Noun|trip.
    The robber’s haul was over thirty items.
    The trawler landed a ten-ton haul.
  4. (Internet) Short for haul video#English|haul video (“video#Noun|video post#Verb|posted on the Internet consisting of someone show#Verb|showing and talk#Verb|talking about recently purchased#Adjective|purchased items”).
  5. (ropemaking) A bundle#Noun|bundle of many thread#Noun|threads to be tar#Verb|tarred.
Synonyms
  • (amount of illegal loot taken) seeSynonyms en
Translations
  • German: Streckenzurücklegung, Transportweg
  • Russian: перево́зка
Translations
  • German: Fischzug, Fang, Beute
  • Russian: уло́в
Translations
  • German: Einkaufsausbeute, Einkaufsbeute



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