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haul

 (hôl)
v. hauled, haul·ing, hauls
v.tr.
1. To pull or drag forcibly: hauled the boat onto the beach. See Synonyms at pull.
2. To transport, as with a truck or cart: hauling cars across the country.
3.
a. To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously: hauled myself down to the lobby.
b. To compel to go, especially for trial: hauled their competitor into court.
4. Nautical To change the course of (a ship), especially in order to sail closer into the wind.
v.intr.
1. To pull or drag something forcibly.
2. To provide transportation; cart.
3. To shift direction: The wind hauled to the east.
4. Nautical To change the course of a ship.
n.
1. The act of pulling or dragging.
2. The act of transporting or carting.
3. A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
4.
a. Something that is pulled or transported; a load.
b. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take: a big haul of fish.
Phrasal Verbs:
haul off Informal
1. To draw back slightly, as in preparation for initiating an action: "hauled off and smacked the hapless aide across the face" (Bill Barol).
2. To withdraw or move to another place.
haul out
To move from water onto the shore: a beach where seals often haul out; canoeists who hauled out on the riverbank to rest.
haul up
To come to a halt.
Idiom:
haul ass Vulgar Slang
To move quickly: We'll be late if you don't haul ass.

[Middle English haulen, from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

haul′er n.

haul up

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) informal to call to account or criticize
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical to sail (a vessel) closer to the wind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.haul up - come to a halt after driving somewhere; "The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn"; "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
draw up, pull up - cause (a vehicle) to stop; "He pulled up the car in front of the hotel"
Translations

w>haul up

vt sep
(= carry)hinauf- or hochschleppen; flag, sailhissen; (aboard ship) → (an Bord) hieven, hochziehen; (onto beach) → schleppen, ziehen; (= pull up)hochzerren, hochziehen; the dinghies were lying hauled up on the beach for the winterman hatte die Jollen für den Winter an Land gezogen
(fig inf) to haul somebody up before the magistrate/headmasterjdn vor den Kadi/Schulleiter schleppen (inf); he’s been hauled up on a drugs chargeer wurde wegen einer Rauschgiftsache vor den Kadi gebracht (inf); he was hauled up for speedinger wurde wegen Geschwindigkeitsüberschreitung vor Gericht gebracht
References in classic literature ?
Haul up your ship upon the land and pack it closely with stones all round to keep off the power of the winds which blow damply, and draw out the bilge-plug so that the rain of heaven may not rot it.