haul down

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w>haul down

vt sep
flag, saileinholen, niederholen
(with effort) → herunterschleppen; (= pull down)herunterzerren
References in classic literature ?
You may struggle nobly for twenty-four hours, maybe, if you are an adamantine sort of person, but in the mean time you will have been so wretchedly served, and so insolently, that you will haul down your colors, and go to impoverishing yourself with fees.
The Admiral's compliments, and he would take it as a favour if you would haul down your wireless for a few days.
Might we not haul down sail and wait for better times?
Santos would haul down two offensive boards on the other end, but Marcio Lassiter uncharacteristically muffed his freebies, giving Ginebra one last chance with 11.