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v. hauled, haul·ing, hauls
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To move from water onto the shore: a beach where seals often haul out; canoeists who hauled out on the riverbank to rest.
To come to a halt.
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.]
1. (tr) informal to call to account or criticize
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical to sail (a vessel) closer to the wind
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|Verb||1.||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"
(= carry) → hinauf- or hochschleppen; flag, sail → hissen; (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 winter → man hatte die Jollen für den Winter an Land gezogen
(fig inf) to haul somebody up before the magistrate/headmaster → jdn vor den Kadi/Schulleiter schleppen (inf); he’s been hauled up on a drugs charge → er wurde wegen einer Rauschgiftsache vor den Kadi gebracht (inf); he was hauled up for speeding → er wurde wegen Geschwindigkeitsüberschreitung vor Gericht gebracht